The Associated Press
Oakland County has the top median household income among Michigan”s biggest counties, while housing is most expensive in Washtenaw County, according to a Census Bureau survey.
Statistics released today offer various measures of economic well-being in the state”s most heavily populated areas, including housing costs and types, educational attainment and poverty.
Countywide results were released from seven of Michigan”s 83 counties. Detroit was the only city large enough to be included.
Among the findings:
n Oakland County”s median household income of $59,356 was highest among counties surveyed, followed by Washtenaw ($50,384). Ingham”s was lowest at $38,309. Oakland ranked 33rd nationally, while Ingham was 171st.
n Of Michigan”s over-25 population, 85 percent have gotten at least a high school education. All seven counties surveyed had similar percentages, led by Oakland and Washtenaw with 92 percent.