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Michigan State Profile

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Population

  • With 10,120,860 residents in 2005, Michigan is the 8th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Michigan grew 1.8 percent from 2000 to 2005 – less than the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Michigan is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 78.9% 78.7% 78.5% 78.3% 78.1% 77.9%
Hispanic, Latino 3.3% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8%
African-American 14.2% 14.2% 14.2% 14.2% 14.2% 14.2%
Native American, AK Native 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.8% 1.9% 2.0% 2.1% 2.2% 2.2%
Two or More Races 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Michigan - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Michigan are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing-East Lansing, and Flint.
  • Detroit had an estimated population of 4,488,335 in 2005 – the 10th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Grand Rapids in 2005 was 771,185 – the 65th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Lansing (the capital of Michigan) was the 104th largest metropolitan area with 455,315 residents.
  • Flint had a population of 443,883 – the 107th largest city in the U.S.

Michigan - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Michigan ranked 22nd among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($32,079 per resident 15 and older).
  • Michigan’s personal income relative to the U.S. average has declined from 107 percent in 1960 to 97 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Michigan as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Michigan per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Michigan has the 22th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (13.2%) and the 21st highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (18.5%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Michigan - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Michigan ranked 23rd among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (90.0%).
  • Michigan ranked 37th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (25.5%) and 26th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (9.2%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Michigan has higher percentages of adults who have completed high school but haven’t continued to college and some college but no degree, and lower percentages who have earned bachelor’s degrees and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Michigan and the U.S. Average
Michigan education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Michigan - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Michigan had the 5th highest unemployment rate of all states – 6.7 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Michigan has a much higher percentage of its workforce in production and transportation occupations and lower percentages employed in all other occupation categories except services (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with a much higher percentage of Michigan’s employment in the manufacturing industry (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Michigan ranked 23rd among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Michigan - Health and Well-Being

  • 11.6 percent of Michigan residents do not have health insurance – the 12th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 25.4 percent of Michigan residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Michigan, 205 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – slightly higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • In Michigan, 205 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – slightly higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Michigan ranked 29th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Michigan - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Michigan had the 17th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (490 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,058 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Michigan – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Michigan had the 17h highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 484 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Michigan was about at the U.S. average from 1980 to 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Michigan and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Michigan and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Michigan Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Michigan ranges from $18,238 in Oscoda County to $50,991 in Oakland County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 7.9 percent in Lake County to 50.7 percent in Washtenaw County (a ratio of nearly 7 to 1).

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