How Do Michigan’s Counties Compare in Wealth? [Map]

What’s Michigan’s wealthiest county? Well, it depends. And you may be surprised.

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This interactive map allows you compare and contrast measurements of wealth between Michigan counties.

Here you can look at a range of wealth indicators, including annual median household income and per capita income, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as personal income per capita as calculated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

You can switch between or apply multiple indicators to the map by clicking the layer bar in the upper right corner. To find out more information on a specific county, simply hover over the locality of interest and click.

So where does Oakland County rank?

While Oakland County has long been hailed as No. 1 in the state for wealth, it is actually surpassed by Livingston County when comparing median household income figures.

Detroit by the Numbers

This post is a part of Detroit by the Numbers.

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.




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