Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Population

The Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives houses Michigan's State Demographer. The State Demographer is Michigan’s representative to the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE) which is the main program at the U.S. Census bureau through which Michigan has input into the estimates for total population and population by county, city, age, gender, and other factors. Additionally the State Demographer is the lead for the State Data Center (SDC) program which is also a cooperative program administered by the U.S. Census Bureau through which Michigan has input into the annual population estimates and the decennial census programs. The SDC also maintains a network of stakeholders throughout the State of Michigan that serve to advise the public and assist in data dissemination, collection, and analysis.

Beyond serving as a liaison between state and the U.S. Census Bureau, the State Demographer also assists state, county, and local government officials; non-profits; businesses; and the general public with their needs for demographic data. The State Demographer is available to assist with most data request involving Census data and to make presentations regarding those data across the state. For further information please contact our office or the State Demographer directly.

If you have questions about the program or need specific data, please visit The U.S. Census Bureau, Michigan Census QuickFacts, data.census.gov, or contact us.

State of Michigan Population Structure, 1990-2019

2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates (Release Date: 12/8/22)

  • Lowest Level of Geography Available: Block Groups
  • Attributes: Various

Vintage 2022 Population Estimates:

  • Geography--Nation and states (Release Date: 12/20/22)
    • Attributes: Population totals, components of change, and voting-age population
  • Geography—Counties (Release Date: 3/16/2023)
    • Attributes: Population totals and components of change
  • Geography—Nation (Release Date: 4/13/2023)
    • Attributes: Population by age and sex
  • Geography--Cities, towns, villages, townships, and metro/micro areas (Release Date: 5/18/2023) 
    • Attributes: Population totals and housing unit totals
  • Geography--Nations, states, and counties (Release Date: 6/22/2023)
    • Attributes: Population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin

2020 Decennial Data Releases:

  • Demographic Profile (Release Date: May 2023)
    • Lowest Level of Geography Available: Cities, towns, villages, and townships
    • Attributes: 5-year age groups, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure
  • Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) (Release Date: May 2023)
    • Lowest Level of Geography Available: Varies, with many tables proposed at the census block level
    • Attributes: Age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, family type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, housing occupancy and housing tenure
  • Congressional District Summary File (Release Date: August 2023)
    • Proposed 2020 Geographies: Congressional districts, state legislative districts, and other selected geographies
    • Attributes: Age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household type, family type, relationship to householder, group quarters population, housing occupancy and housing tenure
  • Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (Detailed DHC): 
    • File A (Release Date: August 2023)
      • Proposed Geographies: Nation, state, county, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) areas. The Census Bureau is evaluating the feasibility of adding places (cities and towns) and census tracts, per user feedback.
      • Attributes: Population counts and sex by age statistics for approximately 370 detailed racial and ethnic groups, such as German, Lebanese, Jamaican, Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Mexican, as well as 1,200 detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribal and village population groups, such as Navajo Nation.
    • File B (Release Date: TBD)
      • Proposed Geographies: Nation, state, county, and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) areas
      • Attributes: Household type and tenure information for the same detailed race and ethnicity groups and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal and village population groups mentioned for the Detailed DHC File A
    • Supplemental DHC File (Release Date: TBD)
      • Proposed Geographies: Varies, with many tables available at the nation, state, county, census tract, places, and AIANNH areas
      • Attributes: Data that combine characteristics about households and the people living in them, including the total population in households, average household size by age and tenure, average family size, household and family type for people under 18 years old, and total population in households by tenure

Total Population

State Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas County Sub-county

Education Status (ACS 5-Year Estimates Ending in 2020)

Statewide Metro and Micro Areas County Sub-county

Health Insurance (ACS 5-Year Estimates Ending in 2020)

Statewide Metro and Micro Areas County

Sub-county

Michigan Places (cities, towns, villages, CDPs)

Michigan County Subdivisions (cities, towns, townships, remainder of counties)

Income and Poverty (ACS 5-Year Estimates Ending in 2020)

Statewide Metro and Micro Areas County

Sub-county

Michigan Places (cities, towns, villages, CDPs)

Michigan County Subdivisions (cities, towns, townships, remainder of counties)

Census Tract

Migration

Statewide