How is our population changing?
Northwest Michigan's population grew 5.8% from 281,475 in 2000 to 297,912 in 2010. The US Census estimates the 2016 population at 303,822. In 2010, the median age of Northwest Michigan's population was 45.5, significantly older than the state's median population of 39.5 and the nation's at 37.6.
Northwest Regional Population
population growth from 2000-2010
Median Age in the Region
Demographics can provide insight into public policy choices and economic performance.
Sources: US Census Bureau