Up north poverty charts















Income disparity

Charlevoix Cheboygan Emmet Statewide
Median income (Top 5%)  317,930  241,494  374,282  270,710
Median income (Bottom 20%)  12,377  10,927  13,656  10,979
Difference  305,553  230,567  360,626  259,731
Disparity among MI counties (1=highest)  6th   18th   2nd 

Source :U.S. Census American Community Survey, 2009-2013





Aging population

  2013 median age Rank among MI counties (1=oldest) 2009-13 change in median age Rank among MI counties (1=aging fastest)
Charlevoix 45.9 28 2.3 22
Cheboygan 48 19 2.8 11
Emmet 43.5 34 1.6 46
Statewide 37.7 39.1 1.4  

Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey, 2009-2013


Wages vs. housing

Median gross rent Hourly wage needed for rent Annual income needed for rent Min. wage hrs. per week needed for rent
Charlevoix $635/month $12.21/hour $25,400/year 60
Cheboygan $601 $11.56 $24,040 57
Emmet $744 $14.31 $29,760 70

SOURCE: 2013 American Community Survey


Contrasting resources at two Up North school districts

District Per pupil expenditure Rank out of 813 districts Salaries & benefits per pupil Rank out of 813 districts Teacher/pupil ratio
Harbor Springs $12,358 58th $7,545 30th 18 to 1
Inland Lakes $8,540 504th $5,652 155th 22 to 1

SOURCE: Michigan Department of Educatuon


Charlevoix-Emmet-Cheboygen schools

Disparities in per-pupil spending within this three-county region can impact the resources available to some school districts.

County District Students % eligible for free or reduced lunch 3rd grade reading proficiency High school college/career readiness* Graduation rate Per pupil spending
Charlevoix Beaver Island 69 40.6% -- -- >95 $34,098
Charlevoix Boyne City 1,307 40.9% 79.8% 18.9% 71.1 $9,211
Charlevoix Boyne Falls 158 48.7% 61.5% 0% 88.2 $12,988
Charlevoix Charlevoix 1,046 39.6% 68.5% 18.7% 88.4 $9,752
Charlevoix Concord Academy 193 17.6% 63.6% 25% 73.3 $8,014
Charlevoix East Jordan 970 60.4% 73.5% 8.6% 87.7 $9,139
Charlevoix Northwest Academy 96 51% -- 16.7% 35 $7,989
Cheboygan Cheboygan 1,897 64.6% 67.4% 16.8% 84.4 $8,763
Cheboygan Inland Lakes 789 56.4% 67.5% 25.9% 89.9 $8,540
Cheboygan Wolverine 313 77.6% 58.6% 4.3% 79 $9,788
Emmet Alanson 266 58.1% 50% 0% 66.7 $9,809
Emmet Concord Academy 202 36.6% 62.5% 16.7% 90.9 $7,361
Emmet Harbor Springs 850 27.2% 84.2% 42.5% >95 $12,358
Emmet Mackinac City 194 30.9% 66.7% 16.7% 83.3 $11,011
Emmet Pellston 607 60.3% 77.5% 17.1% 54.2 $9,772
Emmet Petoskey 2,940 38.1% 82.6% 28.3% 93.4 $8,448

From the 2013-14 school year: enrollment, free-and-reduced lunch, 3rd grade proficiency, high school readiness/graduation rates. Funding is from 2012-13, the last year for which there is complete data.

*High school college, career ready: Percent passing all four ACT subject areas, 11th grade

Source: Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

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