Published: Sat, December 10, 2016
Science | By Carlton Santiago

Michigan rural areas top urban areas in income, home values

Michigan rural areas top urban areas in income, home values

Most adults in both rural and urban areas owned their own homes but the percentage was higher in rural areas (81.1 percent compared with 59.8 percent). In rural areas, those younger than 18 had a lower poverty rate than city-dwelling children (18.9 percent vs. 22.3 percent), and they were more likely to live in a marred household. For South Dakota, the 2015 ACS 1-Year Estimates are available for the State, Minnehaha County, and Pennington County.

The American Community Survey is the census bureau's way of providing population and demographic estimates for all communities more frequently than the official census, which is conducted every 10 years. That number rises to 26 percent for mostly rural counties and 33 percent for completely rural counties. Overall, a small percentage of the population locally and nationally live with a same-sex romantic partner: the rate is 0.4 percent nationally, 0.2 percent in Beaver County, 0.1 percent in Lawrence County and 0.5 percent in Allegheny County. And the "urban" definition is set by standard measures, including population size and density and the amount of impervious surfaces (parking lots for example).

"Moving into the future, unless there's some sort of change in areas that have such a high proportion of their population over the age of 65, those areas are going to continue to get older and they're likely going to continue to see a reduction in population".

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Consider Oakland County, for instance.

This story will be updated with a deeper look into the new census data. The state with the lowest rural median household income was MS ($40,200).

An average of 29 percent of residents age 25 or older have a bachelor's degree in mostly urban counties, Census data show. The county has about the same percentage of veterans - 9.9 percent - as rural communities do. Trump got about two thirds of the votes in rural counties and counties with small cities (under 50,000), performing several points higher than candidate Mitt Romney did in 2012. The survey found a rural median home value in MI of $136,100, compared with $117,200 in urban areas. "If you're a family of four and you're trying to survive on one person's minimum wage job - that's hard whether you are in Detroit or Bad Axe". Lawrence County also has a lower median household income than nearby counties and the state - $44,571 compared to the state's median household income of $53,889.

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