Up north poverty charts















Income disparity

CharlevoixCheboyganEmmetStatewide
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 ageRank among MI counties (1=oldest)2009-13 change in median ageRank among MI counties (1=aging fastest)
Charlevoix45.9282.322
Cheboygan48192.811
Emmet43.5341.646
Statewide37.739.11.4 

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


Wages vs. housing

Median gross rentHourly wage needed for rentAnnual income needed for rentMin. wage hrs. per week needed for rent
Charlevoix$635/month$12.21/hour$25,400/year60
Cheboygan$601$11.56$24,04057
Emmet$744$14.31$29,76070

SOURCE: 2013 American Community Survey


Contrasting resources at two Up North school districts

DistrictPer pupil expenditureRank out of 813 districtsSalaries & benefits per pupilRank out of 813 districtsTeacher/pupil ratio
Harbor Springs$12,35858th$7,54530th18 to 1
Inland Lakes$8,540504th$5,652155th22 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.

CountyDistrictStudents% eligible for free or reduced lunch3rd grade reading proficiencyHigh school college/career readiness*Graduation ratePer pupil spending
CharlevoixBeaver Island6940.6%---->95$34,098
CharlevoixBoyne City1,30740.9%79.8%18.9%71.1$9,211
CharlevoixBoyne Falls15848.7%61.5%0%88.2$12,988
CharlevoixCharlevoix1,04639.6%68.5%18.7%88.4$9,752
CharlevoixConcord Academy19317.6%63.6%25%73.3$8,014
CharlevoixEast Jordan97060.4%73.5%8.6%87.7$9,139
CharlevoixNorthwest Academy9651%--16.7%35$7,989
CheboyganCheboygan1,89764.6%67.4%16.8%84.4$8,763
CheboyganInland Lakes78956.4%67.5%25.9%89.9$8,540
CheboyganWolverine31377.6%58.6%4.3%79$9,788
EmmetAlanson26658.1%50%0%66.7$9,809
EmmetConcord Academy20236.6%62.5%16.7%90.9$7,361
EmmetHarbor Springs85027.2%84.2%42.5%>95$12,358
EmmetMackinac City19430.9%66.7%16.7%83.3$11,011
EmmetPellston60760.3%77.5%17.1%54.2$9,772
EmmetPetoskey2,94038.1%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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