100 Michigan Facts

  MICHIGAN UNITED STATES MICHIGAN RANK Footnote #
POPULATION FACTS
Total population, 2016 9,928,300 323,127,515 10th highest 1
Percent of population that is white, 2016 75.7% 62.0% 22nd highest 2
Percent of population that is black, 2016 13.7% 12.3% 16th highest 3
Percent of population that is Asian, 2016 2.8% 5.2% 23rd highest 4
Percent of population that is Hispanic, 2016 4.8% 17.3% 38th highest 5
Percent of population that is American Indian, 2016 0.5% 0.7% 23rd highest 6
Percent of population that is two or more races, 2016 2.4% 2.3% 12th highest 7
Population growth, 2007 to 2016 -1.6% 5.6% Worst in the nation 8
Median age, 2016 40.2 38.4 11th oldest 9
Percent of population living in urbran areas, 2015 74.6% 79% 23rd highest 10
Net migration, 2015 1.5% 2.4% 49th highest 11
Percent of foreign-born state residents, 2016 6.7% 13.7% 29th highest 12
Average household size, 2016 2.51 2.64 33rd highest 13
Percent of population who are military veterans, 2016 7.8% 8.2% 40th highest 14
HOUSEHOLD FACTS
Share of children living with two parents, 2016 65.0% 65.3% 29th highest 15
Share of children living in single-parent household, 2016 35.0% 34.7% 25th highest 16
Share of adult children (aged 18-34) living with parents, 2016 34.4% 33.7% 15th highest 17
Median age at first marriage, 2016 28.8 28.6 15th highest 18
Divorces in past year per 1,000 women, 2015 8.9% 9.1% 32nd highest 19
INCOME AND PROSPERITY FACTS
Median household income, 2016 $52,492 $57,616 34th highest 20
Median household income - one-year change, 2015-2016 2.8% 3.3% N/A 20a
Median income of white residents (16 and older), 2016 $31,490 $34,940 41st highest 21
Median income of black residents (16 and older), 2016 $22,373 $26,487 35th highest 22
Median income of male full-time, year-round workers, 2016 $50,869 $50,586 21st highest 23
Median income of female full-time, year-round workers, 2016 $39,825 $40,626 22nd highest 24
Per-capita income, 2016 $29,128 $31,128 28th highest 25
Per-capita income - one-year change, 2015-2016 4.5% 3.8% N/A 25a
Home ownership rate, 2015 70.4% 63.0% 8th highest 26
Median home value, 2016 $147,100 $205,000 41st highest 27
Median home value, - one-year change, 2015-2016 7.0% 5.4% N/A 27a
Average hourly wage (employees in private industries), 2016 $24.09 $25.98 24th highest 28
Poverty rate, 2016 16.3% 15.1% 16th highest 29
Child poverty rate, 2015 23.5% 21.7% 16th highest 30
Working poor population (asset limited, income constrained, but employed), 2017 40% N/A N/A 31
Share of households receiving food stamps, 2016 15.9% 13.0% 10th highest 32
ECONOMIC FACTS
Total state gross domestic product (value of all goods/services produced), 2016 $433.5 billion $16.4 trillion 13th highest 33a
State gross domestic product - one-year change, 2015-2016 2.2% 1.5% N/A 33c
Per-capita gross domestic product, 2016 $43,372 $50,577 37th highest 33d
State gross domestic product growth, 2007-2016 (inflation-adjusted) 2.7% 10.4% 41st highest 34
Share of state gross domestic product in manufacturing, 2016 19.6% 11.7% 4th highest 35
Unemployment rate, November 2017 4.6% 4.1% 35th lowest 36
Employed share of population, aged 25-64, 2015 68.8% 71.2% 42nd highest 37
Employed share of population, aged 25-34, 2015 73.0% 74.2% 32nd highest 38
Employed share of population, aged 55-64, 2015 52.7% 60.5% 45th highest 39
Working mothers as a percentage of all mothers 2015 67.5% 66.6% 27th highest 40
Percentage of households where all caregivers work, 2015 65.5% 71.2% 27th highest 41
Share of employed people who are union members, 2015 14.4% 10.7% 10th highest 42
Economic Transformation - New Economy Index, 2014 67.0 62.6 18th highest 43
New businesses created per 100,000 residents, 2016 0.26% N/A 15th highest 44
Business tax burden (as a % of state GDP), 2016 3.5% 4.5% Tied for lowest in nation. 45
Venture capital investment per capita, 2016 $25 $181 26th highest 46
Academic research & development expenditures, 2015 $2.3 billion $68.7 billion 10th highest 47
Total research & development expenditures, 2014 $19.8 billion $451.5 billion 6th highest 48
Research & development expenditures (% of state GDP), 2014 4.24% 2.53% 6th highest 49
Share of state population with a computer, 2016 88.4% 89.3% 32nd highest 50
Share of state population with broadband internet access, 2016 80.5% 81.4% 31st highest 51
Share of population with access to a personal vehicle, 2016 92.0% 91.0% 37th highest 52
PUBLIC HEALTH FACTS
Life expectancy at birth, 2014 78.2 years 78.9 years 35th highest 53
Obesity rate, 2015 31.2% 29.8% 16th highest 54
Infant mortality rate, per 1,000 live births, 2016 6.8 5.9 38th best 55
Overall mortality rate per 100,000 residents, 2014 783.7 724.6 14th highest 56
Share of population without health insurance, 2016 7.3% 10.6% 10th best 57
Share of population on Medicaid, 2015 19.0% 20.0% 17th highest 58
Binge drinking among adults, 2015 18.5% 16.3% 10th highest 59
Smoking rate, 2015 20.7% 17.8% 11th highest 60
Cigarette per pack tax rate $2.00 $1.69 14th highest 61
Physical inactivity rate, 2016 25.5% 26.2% 25th best 62
Asthma rate, 2017 10.9% 9.3% 7th highest 63
Adults who hadn't seen a doctor in past 12 months, 2014 27.2% 34.0% 4th best 64
EDUCATION AND TALENT FACTS
Share of population with a high school diploma, 2016 89.9% 87.0% 23rd highest 65
Share of population with a bachelor's degree or better, 2016 28.3% 31.3% 36th highest 66
Share of population with a postsecondary degree or credential, 2014 43.3% 45.3% 32nd highest 67
K-12 expenditures per pupil, 2014 $10,799 $11,222 26th highest 68
Growth in per pupil spending, 2005-2014 (inflation adjusted) -7.0% 3.6% 49th highest 69
Share of 4th grade students at or above reading proficiency 29% 36% 41st highest 70
Share of 8th grade math students at or above math proficiency 29% 33% 37th highest 71
State and local per-capita support of higher education, 2015 $233 $283 35th highest 72
Average percent of family income needed to attend community college, 2013 14% N/A 3rd most affordable 73
Average percent of family income needed to attend 4-year college, 2013 28% N/A 29th most affordable 74
K-12 pupil--to-teacher ratio, 2014 18.1 16.1 8th worst 75
Average teacher salary, 2016 $63,878 $58,064 11th highest 76
K-12 students enrolled in public school, 2014 1,537,922 50,312,581 10th highest 77
Share of K-12 students in charter schools, 2015 9.6% 5.4% 6th highest 78
Share of 4 year olds in preschool, special ed, or Head Start, 2016 40.0% 43.1% 18th highest 79
Share of 3 year olds in preschool, special ed, or Head Start, 2016 13.8% 15.7% 25th highest 80
QUALITY OF PLACE FACTS
Violent crime rate per 100,000 residents, 2015 415.5 383.2 16th highest 81
State air pollution (micrograms of particulate per cubic meter), 2016 8.6 8.9 21st highest 82
Outdoor recreation participation rate, 2014 63.0% 48.6% N/A 83
Rate of volunteerism among state residents, 2015 26.6% 24.9% 26th highest 84
Tourism marketing spending, 2016 $33 million $20.1 million (ave) 6th highest 85
Percentage of roads rated "below acceptable", 2013 11.1% 19.6% 18th lowest 86
Percentage of bridges rated "structurally deficient" or "obsolete", 2013 27.6% 23.8% 36th lowest 87
Renewable energy consumption per 100,000 residents, 2015 1,521 BTUs 2,267 BTUs 37th highest 88
Public support for arts and culture per capita, 2017 $0.91 $1.02 22nd highest 89
Hunting licenses per 100,000 residents, 2016 18,983 11,266 17th highest 90
Fishing licenses per 100,000 residents, 2016 12,301 11,933 28th highest 91
Average commute time, 2015 24.4 minutes 24.4 minutes 25th highest 92
MICHIGAN GOVERNMENT FACTS
Share of population who voted in 2016 presidential election 64.7% 59.3% 13th highest 93
Average state legislator salary $71,685 $35,178 4th highest 94
State and local taxes per capita, 2014 $3,774 $4,675 17th lowest 95
State and local taxes as a percentage of income, 2015 9.4% 9.9% 26th highest 96
Number of governments per 100,000 state residents, 2017 18.8 12.4 18th highest 97
Share of total workers who work for government, 2017 4.2% 5.1% 6th lowest 98
State budget transparency rating, 2017 100 out of 100 N/A Tied for best 99
Share of state budget spent on prisons/corrections, 2016 4.0% 2.7% 3rd highest 100
Incarcerated adults per 100,000 state residents 750 860 28th highest 101
State and local unfunded pension burden per capita, 2016 $15,817 $17,427 28th highest 102
State and local government employees per 100,000 residents, 2014 1,837 2,285 2nd lowest 103

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Matt
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 8:02am

It appears you left out any reference to cost of living in Michigan vs. other states? Without making this adjustment many of your facts really aren't as meaningful and in fact point to wrong conclusions. For example if on a 100 scale Michigan is a 90 and MA is 130, this changes all conclusions to be drawn. Yes facts are facts but I can deceive anyone while being factual.

Steve Williams
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:59am

Fact 68 - K-12 Expenditures per pupil = $10,799 is not even close to the truth. Actually, it is closer to $20,000 to $25, 000. Please correct this error.