Michigan : What you need to know

More than half of Michigan is covered by forests making the state fertile ground for hunting and nature enthusiasts. The state’s craft beer scene also draws tourists, while its charming cities lure many new residents. The best places to live in Michigan include Traverse City, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. Automakers Ford and GM lead the top employers in Michigan, but the state is home to thriving industries like aerospace and military equipment manufacturing, copper and ore mining, tourism and Christmas tree farming. 


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Michigan Profile

Quick Facts

Population 9,900,571
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $49,576
Median Home Price $122,400
Median Property Tax $1,257
Median Rent $71

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Race

  Ethnicity White 79%
  Ethnicity Black 14%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 16.5%
  Associate's Degree 8.9%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.5%
  High School Graduate 29.9%
  Some College, No Degree 23.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 26.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.6%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.3%
Construction 4.8%
Manufacturing 17.8%
Wholesale Trade 2.4%
Retail Trade 11.4%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.2%
Information 1.6%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 9.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.9%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.5%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.7%
Public Administration 3.6%

Housing

  Homes Rent 71%
  Homes Owned 29%

Michigan Rankings


Best places to Live in Michigan
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Addison 573 $84,700 $41,875
Adrian 20,878 $69,500 $31,805
Advance 269 $222,600 $65,179
Ahmeek 109 $36,400 $19,464
Akron 413 $60,000 $39,375
Alanson 675 $80,400 $34,727
Alba 337 $72,300 $36,316
Albion 8,316 $58,600 $26,817
Alden 112 $150,000 $46,875
Algonac 4,063 $94,500 $40,733
Allegan 5,036 $85,500 $41,010
Allen 243 $80,800 $45,000
Allen Park 27,676 $95,500 $63,007
Allendale 18,456 $157,800 $44,610
Alma 9,264 $79,700 $34,201
Almont 2,685 $112,400 $46,111
Alpena 10,273 $75,700 $34,087
Alpha 75 $43,000 $23,750
Amasa 299 $50,900 $29,583
Ann Arbor 116,194 $240,700 $55,990