About 67 percent of Michigan’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, slightly above the national rate of 64 percent. As the site of tomorrow’s presidential primary, Michigan’s 2006 population of 10.1 million includes a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about Michigan’s population at the state and local levels on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||77.7%||66.4%|
|Median household income||$47,182||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||13.5%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||24.5%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$153,300||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates (2006), American Community Survey (2006).