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Urban Studies Data About Michigan Cities

About Michigan’s Cities 

State of Michigan Cities: An Index of Urban Prosperity, an official publication of LPI’s Michigan Higher Education Land Policy (MIHELP) Consortium was released in February 2007. The report examined thirteen Michigan cities, including Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Pontiac, Saginaw, Traverse City, Warren, and Wyoming, by using 36 indicators—demographics, economics, property values, crime, schools, government finance, health, and the environment.

The goal of this report was to provide both citizens and policymakers with the information they need to better understand the challenges facing Michigan cities and their changing nature, specifically by presenting the most relevant data about cities– demographics, economics, property values, crime, public education, government finance, health, and environmental conditions– with concise, straightforward analysis in one report. By understanding more about Michigan’s cities, citizens and policymakers will be better able to discuss ways to improve them and thereby better-position Michigan.

To expand on the original State of Michigan Cities report, the Department of Geography and Urban Planning at Wayne State University compiled data on eleven additional Michigan cities; Bay City, Benton Harbor, East Lansing, Grand Haven, Holland, Jackson, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, and Portage. This data is presented here to supplement the original report.

State of Michigan Cities: An Index of Urban Prosperity

Data for Additional Michigan Cities:

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