The Networks Northwest Dashboard
Developed under the direction of the Networks Northwest Board with the input of many Northwest Michigan citizens.


Population Growth
Industry
5.8%
population growth from 2000-2010

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8,479 firms
pay over $3.7 billion in wages

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Employment
Education
5.1%
unemployment rate

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36%
of population age 25+ has an Associates degree or higher

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Income
Economic Security
$26,688
per capita income

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13%
population in poverty

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Population Growth

The Northwest Region has seen population growth outpacing the state.
Population Change 2000-2010 Share

Industry

A diverse mix of industry keeps the region's economy humming
Historical Change Share

Industry Comparison Share

10 Largest Industries Share
Top 10 Counties Share
County Industry Employees Yearly Industry Wage
Grand Traverse County, Michigan 44,210 $41,542
Emmet County, Michigan 14,888 $37,447
Wexford County, Michigan 10,703 $34,487
Charlevoix County, Michigan 8,581 $42,892
Leelanau County, Michigan 4,488 $32,590
Manistee County, Michigan 3,793 $34,623
Antrim County, Michigan 3,611 $28,121
Benzie County, Michigan 3,318 $30,215
Kalkaska County, Michigan 2,100 $48,008
Missaukee County, Michigan 1,726 $33,576

Education

This region of northwest Michigan is home to an educated workforce
Population with No High School Diploma Share



Source: American Community Survey

Antrim County | Benzie County | Charlevoix County | Emmet County | Grand Traverse County | Kalkaska County | Leelanau County  | Manistee County | Missaukee County |Wexford County


Percent of Population aged 25+ with Associate's Degree or Higher Share



Source: American Community Survey 2011-2015

Antrim County | Benzie County | Charlevoix County | Emmet County | Grand Traverse County | Kalkaska County | Leelanau County  | Manistee County | Missaukee County |Wexford County

Income

See how the region is performing compared to the state and the nation.
Per Capita Income, 2015 Share



Source: American Community Survey 2011-2015

Antrim County | Benzie County | Charlevoix County | Emmet County | Grand Traverse County | Kalkaska County | Leelanau County  | Manistee County | Missaukee County |Wexford County


Economic Security

Rates of poverty and unemployment are lower in this region compared with the state and the nation
Population in Poverty Share




Source:  American Community Survey 2011-2015

Antrim County | Benzie County | Charlevoix County Emmet County | Grand Traverse County | Kalkaska County | Leelanau County  | Manistee County | Missaukee County |Wexford County

Unemployment Rate Share




Source:  Unemployment Rate, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2017

The unemployment rate has stabilized since the recession in the region and is lower than ever.


Source:  Unemployment Rate, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2017 

Crime

Low crime makes Northwest Michigan a great place to call home
Crime Trends Share



Source: Michigan Incident Crime Reporting