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The slides below give an overview of the population in Hillsdale County.

This information was compiled by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency for the Human Services Network.

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Hillsdale County is 97.6% white according to the latest U.S. Census. Because of this, it is best to compare health trends in the county to those of the white population in the state.

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More males are generally born than females. This is natural in any population.

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Females have longer life expectancies than males. When Social Security was enacted in 1935, the average life expectancy in the US was 65.

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Based on current population projections, the percentage of young people in the county will decrease over the next two decades.

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