Poverty and Well-being Map 2018

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  • Statewide

    • Population 9,963,142
    • Median Income $49,656
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 20.5%
    • ALICE 26.6%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 13.8%
    • Male Life Expectancy 77
    • Female Life Expectancy 81
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 32.4%
  • Northern Michigan

    • Population 945,606
    • Median Income $45,049
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14.6%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 22.9%
    • ALICE 27.8%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 14.7%
    • Male Life Expectancy 77
    • Female Life Expectancy 81
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 32.8%
  • Mid-Michigan

    • Population 1,990,115
    • Median Income $51,510
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 14.5%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 18.8%
    • ALICE 25.1%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 13.8%
    • Male Life Expectancy 76
    • Female Life Expectancy 81
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 32.9%
  • Western Michigan

    • Population 2,141,495
    • Median Income $53,595
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 13%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 18.3%
    • ALICE 26.1%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 13.1%
    • Male Life Expectancy 76
    • Female Life Expectancy 81
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 31%
  • Southeast Michigan

    • Population 4,885,926
    • Median Income $61,316
    • Percent Below Poverty Level 12.1%
    • Under 18 Years Below Poverty Level 16.2%
    • ALICE 24.2%
    • With Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits 11%
    • Male Life Expectancy 77
    • Female Life Expectancy 81
    • Percent Single-Parent Households 31.3%

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

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

USER GUIDE (PDF):
Learn more about map indicators, data sources, and a complete list of indicators available for review.

DATA BRIEF (PDF): Disparities Across Michigan
Learn more about the high and low rankings by county indicator throughout Michigan.

Poverty Solutions may create tailored maps for additional categories of available data, such housing, health, and child-focused data. We are also able to incorporate new sets of data into our existing dataset. Contact us at povertysolutions@umich.edu.