Ranking the fiscal health of Michigan’s 83 counties
A number of counties are struggling with public pension debt. But overall, northern Michigan counties tend to have better balance sheets, with less debt per capita and fewer long-term pension problems, according to financial data analyzed by the state treasury department. Several downstate counties, particularly in south-central Michigan, are not faring as well.
- Chaos in Traverse City, as county government wrestles with pension debt
- Michigan cities and counties haunted by retiree liabilities
- In Michigan, more than 150 communities are financially distressed
- Fending off state, cities vow to rein in retiree benefits costs
Click on a county to see how it ranks in different categories.
Source: Michigan Department of Treasury