Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016: Child & Family Well-Being in Michigan its Counties and Detroit.

In Flint, Detroit, or your community, do kids count? In its 25th year of production, the 2016 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book examines 16 indicators of child well-being to see how children are doing. While some progress has been made in children’s health, poverty remains high along with the number of children living in families investigated for abuse or neglect. And, education indicators show that many of the state’s young children are not considered proficient in reading and writing. It’s time to put this data into action and for policymakers to prioritize children.

ERRATA NOTICE: Background page – Economic Climate:  Percent of young children ages 0-5 in Michigan families where all parents work

Only the Michigan profile is included in the publication. County profiles available online only. Click on map below for county profiles and on county name in list below for county-specific news releases. Report Michigan news release | Charts and images | County rankings | Resources for advocates | Michigan Profile: Background / Trends | Blog

Other profiles: Detroit | Upper Peninsula | Out Wayne | Southeast Michigan | Urban County Group | Mid-size County Group | Rural County Group | Traverse Bay Area

Letter sent to Representatives Tim Walberg and Mike Bishop regarding opposition to the House Education and the Workforce Child Nutrition bill, specifically the three-state block grant proposal

For county profiles, click on map below.

Overall Child Well-Being Rank


More data are available on the interactive KIDS COUNT Data Center where users can create custom maps, charts, profiles and rankings. Data for the state counties and cities are available for over 100 indicators across multiple decades.

Children Ages 0-17 in Poverty (Table)


County news releases

Alcona Dickinson Lake Oceana
Alger Eaton Lapeer Ogemaw
Allegan Emmet Leelanau Ontonagon
Alpena Genesee Lenawee Osceola
Antrim Gladwin Livingston Oscoda
Arenac Gogebic Luce Otsego
Baraga Grand Traverse Mackinac Ottawa
Barry Gratiot Macomb Presque Isle
Bay Hillsdale Manistee Roscommon
Benzie Houghton Marquette Saginaw
Berrien Huron Mason St. Clair
Branch Ingham Mecosta St. Joseph
Calhoun Ionia Menominee Sanilac
Cass Iosco Midland Schoolcraft
Charlevoix Iron Missaukee Shiawassee
Cheboygan Isabella Monroe Tuscola
Chippewa Jackson Montcalm Van Buren
Clare Kalamazoo Montmorency Washtenaw
Clinton Kalkaska Muskegon Wayne
Crawford Kent Newaygo Wexford
Delta Oakland