Michigan Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Michigan?

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There are 9,973,857 residents in Michigan, with a median age of 43.9. Of this, 49.25% are males and 50.75% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.29% of the resident pool in Michigan, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.53%. Additionally, 3.18% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 8,547,848 people in Michigan currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 9,973,857 0.1%
Male Population 4,911,936 0.1%
Female Population 5,061,921 0.0%
Male population 49.25%
Female population 50.75%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 43.9 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 9,205,051 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 451,369 3.5%
Not Citizen 317,437 -2.7%
Citizen US Born 92.29%
Citizen not US Born 4.53%
Not Citizen 3.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 43,728 -6.6%
Moved from Same County 767,174 -5.5%
Moved from Same State 366,898 0.8%
Moved from Different State 140,138 -1.6%
Same House as Last Year 8,547,848 0.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.44%
Moved from Same County 7.78%
Moved from Same State 3.72%
Moved from Different State 1.42%
Same House as Last Year 86.64%

What are the employment statistics in Michigan?

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White-collar workers make up 75.56% of the working population in Michigan, while blue-collar employees account for 24.44%. There are also 399,794 entrepreneurs in Michigan (8.58% of the workforce); 3,321,334 workers employed in private companies (71.3%); and 496,405 people working in governmental institutions (10.66%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,520,071 0.6%
Blue Collar 1,138,279 -1.5%
White Collar 75.56%
Blue Collar 24.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 399,794 2.2%
Private Companies 3,321,334 -0.6%
Governmental Workers 496,405 2.0%
Not for Profit Companies 440,817 0.9%
Self Employees 8.58%
Private Companies 71.3%
Governmental Workers 10.66%
Not for Profit Companies 9.46%

How many households are there in Michigan?

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There are a total of 3,980,380 households in Michigan, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.47% of these Michigan households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.53%. Additionally, 28.26% of households have children and 71.74% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 3,980,380 1.2%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.2%
Family Households 2,526,411 0.4%
Non-family Households 1,453,969 2.6%
Family Households 63.47%
Non-family Households 36.53%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,124,891 -0.2%
Households without Children 2,855,489 1.7%
Households with Children 28.26%
Households without Children 71.74%

What are the median and average incomes in Michigan?

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The average annual household income in Michigan is $75,289, while the median household income sits at $55,521 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $64,624, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $66,086. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $38,307 and $43,498, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $75,289 3.8%
Median Household Income $55,521 4.0%
People below Poverty Level 1,314,030 -4.3%
People above Poverty Level 8,333,765 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Michigan?

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There are 4,611,696 housing units in Michigan, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 3,980,380 occupied housing units in Michigan, 71.74% are owner-occupied, while 28.26% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.62% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $146,050. In general, housing costs reach $799 per month in Michigan.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 4,611,696 0.3%
Median Year Built 1974 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 673,846 -0.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 344,598 -1.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 679,702 -0.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 544,213 -0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 708,525 0.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 454,811 -0.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 611,497 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 454,647 0.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 139,857 19.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 3,980,380 1.2%
Owner Occupied 2,855,457 1.9%
Renter Occupied 1,124,923 -0.7%
Owner Occupied 71.74%
Renter Occupied 28.26%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,702,512 1.0%
Without Mortgage 1,152,945 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $146,050 5.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $128,450 7.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $799 1.4%
With Mortgage 59.62%
Without Mortgage 40.38%

What is the level of education in Michigan?

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Approximately 34.24% of the population in Michigan holds a high school degree (that's 2,769,666 residents), while 27.77% have attained a college certificate (2,246,561 locals) and 16.71% have a bachelor's degree (1,351,924 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 200,406 -3.5%
Some High School 2,769,666 -1.3%
Some College 2,246,561 0.5%
Associate Degree 707,558 2.1%
Bachelor's Degree 1,351,924 3.6%
Graduate Degree 812,428 3.5%
No High School 2.48%
Some High School 34.24%
Some College 27.77%
Associate Degree 8.75%
Bachelor's Degree 16.71%
Graduate Degree 10.04%

What is the marital status of Michigan residents?

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A total of 2,724,292 people in Michigan have never been married (which represents 32.84% of the total population), while 4,036,188 of them are wedded (48.66%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 95,787 (1.15%) and 952,700 (11.48%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,724,292 0.1%
Married 4,036,188 0.3%
Separated 95,787 -2.2%
Widowed 486,556 -1.1%
Divorced 952,700 0.9%
Never Married 32.84%
Married 48.66%
Separated 1.15%
Widowed 5.87%
Divorced 11.48%

What are the most common means of transportation in Michigan?

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The top three means of transportation people in Michigan use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 4,072,212 residents commute by car, 99,941 prefer going to work by walking and 56,453 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 4,072,212 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 56,453 -3.6%
Railroad 394 -6.2%
Ferryboat 533 18.2%
Bicycle 18,212 -5.1%
Motorcycle 3,565 -2.1%
TaxiCab 6,287 11.0%
Walk 99,941 -1.7%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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