Michigan Resources

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Michigan State Home Page

Michigan State government links: Executive and legislative agencies for Michigan.

Government Agencies

Michigan Child Support Services

Michigan Department of Career Development

Michigan Department of Community Health

Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Department of Human Services

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan Works

Library of Michigan

Michigan Association of Counties

State Legislative Links

Michigan State Legislature

Michigan State Constitution, statutes, legislation, session laws .Choose the "Chapter Index" link to browse constitution and statutes.

Michigan Register, Administrative Code

Census Bureau

State and County Quickfacts for Michigan: Offers tables or maps of such information for states and counties only.

Data Centers for Michigan: Joint projects of the Census Bureau and particular states, make state data available to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. Links to existing centers with a Web presence appear below, under each state.

Poverty by census tracts in Michigan; tracts with 20 percent or more poverty

American Community Survey for Michigan: Provides socioeconomic data for a range of years for selected states, counties, and other jurisdictions. The plan is to extend the ACS to all U.S. states.

Census and Statistical Data for Michigan Counties: Census data made available through the state.

Census 2000 Data for Michigan

Michigan Population Estimates by Sex and Age (.pdf file)

Michigan Population Estimates by Sex, Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin (.pdf file)

Other Sources of Data and Statistics

CIESIN Demographic Data Cartogram Service (DDCarto): Provided by Columbia University, includes information on Michigan.

Key Economic Indicators for Michigan: State TANF Plans and Welfare Reform Initiatives (.pdf file).

Michigan County Statistics: The Michigan Department of Human Services posts county statistics on major social assistance programs and related family data.

Statistical Abstract: Michigan publishes a statistical abstract every year or few years. The Census Bureau publishes a guide to the most recent editions.

Regional Capacity Analysis Program (ReCAP): Program at Iowa State University, which "collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information on social, economic, and demographic trends," is a well-organized site containing county-level data for states in the Midwestern region; information is most complete for Iowa but a selection of Census information for other Midwestern states, such as Michigan, is also easily accessible through this site.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service: Michigan

Michigan County and Local Population and Health Statistics: Available through the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Facts: Provides health statistics on programs such as Medicaid.

Michigan Performance Levels and Characteristics: Detailed information about performance levels and characteristics of Michigan schools and school districts is available on the Web through Michigan's contract with Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Service. (Michigan and Pennsylvania both contract with S&P to provide such data.)

Michigan School District Demographics: This links to the main page for the maps. Select "Michigan" and proceed. Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Kidscount CLIKS database: Provides county, city, and community level indicators of children's well-being in Michigan. The site allows users to create specific tables and graphs in many combinations and comparative formats; data were assembled through the national Kidscount Network, and the availability of particular indicators varies among states.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center: Provides demographic information about the children, families and child care in Michigan, as well as contact information for different state agencies involved in child care. The profiles also contain links to additional state and national resources.

Nongovernment Agencies

University Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP): CLOSUP, housed within the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, is a resource for state and local policy. The mission of CLOSUP is to understand problems facing states, cities, and metropolitan areas and seek effective solutions to them.

The Center for Political Studies: The Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan analyzes interactions among institutions, political processes and individuals.

Center for Urban Studies: The Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University provides innovative responses to urban challenges and opportunities.

Institute for Public Policy and Social Research: The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University is a center for research and policy discussion.

Institute for Social Research: This Institute at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor is the nation's longest-standing laboratory for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): ICPSR is a unit within the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan; it is membership based, with over 500 member colleges and universities. ICPSR maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods.

Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging: This center at the University of Michigan is one of eleven centers on aging sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Two focus areas include socioeconomic status and health and aging of disadvantaged populations.

The Research Center for Group Dynamics: The Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan provides research that advances the understanding of human behavior in a societal context.

The Skillman Center for Children: The Skillman Center for Children at Wayne State University acts as a catalyst of change for urban children, youth and families.

The Survey Research Center: The Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan conducts interdisciplinary social science research by collecting or analyzing data from scientific sample surveys.


Ann Arbor News

Detroit Free Press

Detroit News

Grand Rapids Press

Jackson Citizen Patriot

Kalamazoo Gazette

Lansing State Journal

Stateline.org: Politics and policy news for Michigan. Search on state name.


Promising Practices Catalog: The database contains human services initiatives for Michigan


State Policy Documentation Project