How much does a parent need to earn to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment in your county? What percentage of children receive free or reduced-price lunches at school? What percent of the population in your county is Native American?
Answers to questions such as these can be found in the new, updated county fact sheets called Mapping the Facts, by the Michigan League for Public Policy. We developed these fact sheets for advocates, policymakers and concerned citizens. The sheets have been updated with the latest data available, including 2012 poverty statistics.
If you run a nonprofit, you can use the statistics in these fact sheets for your fundraising. If you are in a health or education occupation, the information can provide useful information about the populations with whom you work. Journalists, city or county administrators and even political candidates will find these sheets useful.
The Mapping the Facts feature is popular. Over the past year, it has been accessed on the League’s website nearly 5,000 times.
The League is very interested in hearing how these county fact sheets help you in your work. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your feedback!