Poverty and Well-being Map 2018

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  • Statewide

    • Population 9,963,142
    • Median Income $ 54,840
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14.1%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 19.6%
    • ALICE 29%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 14.9%
    • Life Expectancy 78.3
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 30%
    • Homeless by 5th grade 7.6%
  • Northern Michigan

    • Population 945,606
    • Median Income $ 59,118
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 21%
    • ALICE 30%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 14%
    • Life Expectancy N/A
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 32%
    • Homeless by 5th grade 12%
  • Mid-Michigan

    • Population 1,990,115
    • Median Income $ 48,944
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 15%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 20%
    • ALICE 28%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 16%
    • Life Expectancy N/A
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 35%
    • Homeless by 5th grade 9%
  • Western Michigan

    • Population 2,141,495
    • Median Income $ 53,423
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 12%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 16%
    • ALICE 27%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 13%
    • Life Expectancy N/A
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 32%
    • Homeless by 5th grade 10%
  • Southeast Michigan

    • Population 4,885,926
    • Median Income $ 56,686
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 20%
    • ALICE 29%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 15%
    • Life Expectancy N/A
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 35%
    • Homeless by 5th grade 5% *

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*There is evidence of an undercount of homeless students in this county or region.

This map combines publicly available data from the U.S. Census, United Way, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Community Health Indicators, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

ALICE, a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working but unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

This student homelessness research result used data structured and maintained by the MERI-Michigan Education Data Center (MEDC). MEDC data is modified for analysis purposes using rules governed by MEDC and are not identical to those data collected and maintained by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and/or Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). Results, information and opinions solely represent the analysis, information and opinions of the author(s) and are not endorsed by, or reflect the views or positions of, grantors, MDE and CEPI or any employee thereof.

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You can find the data from last year here:
POVERTY AND WELL-BEING MAP 2017