Asset poverty rate: 28.9%
Average college graduate debt: $31,679
Unbanked households: 5.6%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9%
Food insecurity: 13.7%
Minimum wage: $9.65
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 227,000
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 57,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5.4%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 23.7%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 31.9%
Poverty rate: 14.2%
Unemployment rate: 4.1%
High school graduation rate: 80.2%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 90.4%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 58%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 29.6%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Children in foster care: 11,918
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 161,715
Percent of children in immigrant families: 14%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 35%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 16.4%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.54%
Homeless people: 9,316
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 279,500
Percent renters: 29%
Total households: 1,100,229
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 397
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,260
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 33,913
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 577,101
EITC recipients: 743,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 16,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 150,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 382,591
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 924,773
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 213,964
Participants in all Head Start programs: 30,830
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 19%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: 19,000
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 330,000
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 98,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%
Senior poverty rate: 8.5%
Women in poverty: 14%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Michigan policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports