Michigan Dashboard

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This dataset has the following 56 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
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ACT/SAT School Yearact_school_yeartext
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yeartext
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Michigan Unemploymentmichigan_unemploymentpercentWhy it Matters: Unemployment figures measure the number of people without jobs who are actively seeking work. These numbers also reflect the success of the economy in providing opportunities for Michigan residents to support themselves and their families. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/lau/#data Updated monthly
U.S. Unemploymentu_s_unemploymentpercentWhy it Matters: Unemployment figures measure the number of people without jobs who are actively seeking work. These numbers also reflect the success of the economy in providing opportunities for Michigan residents to support themselves and their families. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/lau/#data Updated monthly
Michigan Monthly Unemploymentmichigan_monthly_unemploymentpercentWhy it Matters: Unemployment figures measure the number of people without jobs who are actively seeking work. These numbers also reflect the success of the economy in providing opportunities for Michigan residents to support themselves and their families. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/lau/#data Updated monthly
U.S. Monthly Unemploymentu_s_monthly_unemploymentpercentWhy it Matters: Unemployment figures measure the number of people without jobs who are actively seeking work. These numbers also reflect the success of the economy in providing opportunities for Michigan residents to support themselves and their families. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/lau/#data Updated monthly
Michigan GDPmichigan_gdppercentWhy it Matters: Economic growth is often measured as the rate of change in per capita gross domestic product (GDP). The GDP refers only to the quantity of goods and services produced. A growing GDP means the economy is expanding, while negative numbers mean the economy is shrinking. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm Updated annually in June
U.S. GDPu_s_gdppercentWhy it Matters: Economic growth is often measured as the rate of change in per capita gross domestic product (GDP). The GDP refers only to the quantity of goods and services produced. A growing GDP means the economy is expanding, while negative numbers mean the economy is shrinking. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm Updated annually in June
Michigan Deficient Bridgesmichigan_deficient_bridgespercentWhy it Matters: Transportation and distribution of commercial and industrial goods and materials require sound bridges and well-maintained roads. A highway bridge is classified as structurally deficient if the deck, superstructure, substructure or culvert is rated in "poor" condition. A bridge can also be classified as structurally deficient if its load-carrying capacity is significantly below current design standards or if a waterway below frequently overtops the bridge during floods. Repairs for bridges rated as structurally deficient are normally eligible for federal bridge funds. A bridge rated as structurally deficient does not mean it is unsafe. This is a measure of the percent of all bridges in Michigan that that are classified as deficient for all categories of bridges and all categories of deficiency. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration; http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/deficient.cfm Updated annually in February
U.S. Deficient Bridgesu_s_deficient_bridgespercentWhy it Matters: Transportation and distribution of commercial and industrial goods and materials require sound bridges and well-maintained roads. A highway bridge is classified as structurally deficient if the deck, superstructure, substructure or culvert is rated in "poor" condition. A bridge can also be classified as structurally deficient if its load-carrying capacity is significantly below current design standards or if a waterway below frequently overtops the bridge during floods. Repairs for bridges rated as structurally deficient are normally eligible for federal bridge funds. A bridge rated as structurally deficient does not mean it is unsafe. This is a measure of the percent of all bridges in Michigan that that are classified as deficient for all categories of bridges and all categories of deficiency. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration; http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/deficient.cfm Updated annually in February
Michigan Children in Povertymichigan_children_in_povertypercentWhy it Matters: Across the nation, families are struggling to make ends meet. Many parents are unable to provide their children with the basic food, clothing and medical care they need. Children who live in poverty are more likely to have low academic achievement and health, behavioral and emotional problems. This measure shows the share of children under age 18 who live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In calendar year 2013, a family of two adults and two children fell in the "poverty" category if their annual income fell below $23,624. Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center; http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/43-children-in-poverty-100-percent-poverty?loc=1&loct=2#ranking/2/any/true/868/any/322 Updated annually in October
U.S. Children Living in Povertyu_s_children_living_in_povertypercentWhy it Matters: Across the nation, families are struggling to make ends meet. Many parents are unable to provide their children with the basic food, clothing and medical care they need. Children who live in poverty are more likely to have low academic achievement and health, behavioral and emotional problems. This measure shows the share of children under age 18 who live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In calendar year 2013, a family of two adults and two children fell in the "poverty" category if their annual income fell below $23,624. Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center; http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/43-children-in-poverty-100-percent-poverty?loc=1&loct=2#ranking/2/any/true/868/any/322 Updated annually in October
Michigan Per Capita Incomemichigan_per_capita_incomemoneyWhy it Matters: This is Michigan's real per capita personal income, adjusted for inflation. In general, per capita income in Michigan has not kept up with inflation over the past few years. Per capita personal income includes wages and salaries, transfer payments, dividends, interest and rental income. As income rises, individuals are better able to provide for their families, buy homes and improve their quality of life. Source: Michigan Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis; http://www.michigan.gov/treasury Updated annually in November
U.S. Per Capita Incomeu_s_per_capita_incomemoneyWhy it Matters: This is Michigan's real per capita personal income, adjusted for inflation. In general, per capita income in Michigan has not kept up with inflation over the past few years. Per capita personal income includes wages and salaries, transfer payments, dividends, interest and rental income. As income rises, individuals are better able to provide for their families, buy homes and improve their quality of life. Source: Michigan Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis; http://www.michigan.gov/treasury Updated annually in November
Michigan Infant Mortalitymichigan_infant_mortalitynumberWhy it Matters: Infant mortality is a critical indicator of the overall health and welfare of Michigan and the quality and accessibility of prenatal care for women. The infant mortality rate represents the number of infant deaths before age one per 1,000 live births. Source: America's Health Rankings; http://www.americashealthrankings.org/MI/IMR/2012 Updated annually in December
U.S. Infant Mortalityu_s_infant_mortalitynumberWhy it Matters: Infant mortality is a critical indicator of the overall health and welfare of Michigan and the quality and accessibility of prenatal care for women. The infant mortality rate represents the number of infant deaths before age one per 1,000 live births. Source: America's Health Rankings; http://www.americashealthrankings.org/MI/IMR/2012 Updated annually in December
Michigan Obesity in the Population (Adults)michigan_obesity_in_the_population_adultspercentWhy it Matters: Obesity is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. It also negatively impacts public health costs and educational outcomes. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater are considered obese. Weight and height are used to calculate BMI, which provides a reasonable indicator of body fat and weight categories that may lead to health issues. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS/ Updated annually in July *Note: Starting in 2011, the CDC will call both landline and cell phone users for the BRFSS Annual Survey. In the past, the CDC only called landline phones. This change will lead to more accurate results; however, surveys taken before 2011 cannot be compared to surveys taken afterwards due to the change in methods.
Michigan Obesity in the Population* (Adults)michigan_obesity_in_the_population_adults_2percentWhy it Matters: Obesity is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. It also negatively impacts public health costs and educational outcomes. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater are considered obese. Weight and height are used to calculate BMI, which provides a reasonable indicator of body fat and weight categories that may lead to health issues. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS/ Updated annually in July *Note: Starting in 2011, the CDC will call both landline and cell phone users for the BRFSS Annual Survey. In the past, the CDC only called landline phones. This change will lead to more accurate results; however, surveys taken before 2011 cannot be compared to surveys taken afterwards due to the change in methods.
U.S. Obesity in the Population (Adults)u_s_obesity_in_the_population_adultspercentWhy it Matters: Obesity is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. It also negatively impacts public health costs and educational outcomes. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater are considered obese. Weight and height are used to calculate BMI, which provides a reasonable indicator of body fat and weight categories that may lead to health issues. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS/ Updated annually in July *Note: Starting in 2011, the CDC will call both landline and cell phone users for the BRFSS Annual Survey. In the past, the CDC only called landline phones. This change will lead to more accurate results; however, surveys taken before 2011 cannot be compared to surveys taken afterwards due to the change in methods.
U.S. Obesity in the Population* (Adults)u_s_obesity_in_the_population_adults_2percentWhy it Matters: Obesity is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. It also negatively impacts public health costs and educational outcomes. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater are considered obese. Weight and height are used to calculate BMI, which provides a reasonable indicator of body fat and weight categories that may lead to health issues. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS/ Updated annually in July *Note: Starting in 2011, the CDC will call both landline and cell phone users for the BRFSS Annual Survey. In the past, the CDC only called landline phones. This change will lead to more accurate results; however, surveys taken before 2011 cannot be compared to surveys taken afterwards due to the change in methods.
All students grade 3 proficiency rateall_students_grade_3_proficiency_ratepercentWhy it Matters: Michigan's Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test measures student achievement in math, science, reading, social studies and writing. This measure tells us how many third graders are proficient in reading by the end of the third grade, which is an early predictor of future academic success. Proficiency in third grade reading is measured by the MEAP test taken in the fall of the fourth grade year. Source: Michigan Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability; http://michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-22709_31168---,00.html Updated Annually in February Note: Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan Department of Education adopted more rigorous proficiency calculations (cut scores) to more accurately reflect career and college readiness. To ease the transition, performance in prior years shown in the chart above has been recalculated. Student performance information has not changed and is valid as it was reported at the time. * Economic disadvantage is measured by eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. We compare statewide overall performance to statewide economically disadvantaged performance to make sure we focus on providing a high-quality education and equal opportunities for learning to all students.
All students grade 3 proficiency rate*all_students_grade_3_proficiency_rate_2percent
Economically Disadvantaged Grade 3 Proficiency Rateeconomically_disadvantaged_grade_3_proficiency_ratepercentWhy it Matters: Michigan's Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test measures student achievement in math, science, reading, social studies and writing. This measure tells us how many third graders are proficient in reading by the end of the third grade, which is an early predictor of future academic success. Proficiency in third grade reading is measured by the MEAP test taken in the fall of the fourth grade year. Source: Michigan Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability; http://michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-22709_31168---,00.html Updated Annually in February Note: Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan Department of Education adopted more rigorous proficiency calculations (cut scores) to more accurately reflect career and college readiness. To ease the transition, performance in prior years shown in the chart above has been recalculated. Student performance information has not changed and is valid as it was reported at the time. * Economic disadvantage is measured by eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. We compare statewide overall performance to statewide economically disadvantaged performance to make sure we focus on providing a high-quality education and equal opportunities for learning to all students.
Economically Disadvantaged Grade 3 Proficiency Rate*economically_disadvantaged_grade_3_proficiency_rate_2percent
Michigan Population with BA Degree or Highermichigan_population_with_ba_degree_or_higherpercentWhy it Matters: College graduation is one measure of the success of our post-secondary education system. High college enrollment and the number of students receiving degrees contribute to the quality of the state's work force. Michigan and National Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder; http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml Updated annually in January
U.S. Population with BA Degree or Higheru_s_population_with_ba_degree_or_higherpercentWhy it Matters: College graduation is one measure of the success of our post-secondary education system. High college enrollment and the number of students receiving degrees contribute to the quality of the state's work force. Michigan and National Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder; http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml Updated annually in January
Michigan ACT College Readinessmichigan_act_college_readinesspercentWhy it Matters: On the ACT, certain scores tell us which students are more likely to succeed in college. This measure is important because it represents college readiness based on a national test. Source: MI School Data (based on ACT scores taken as part of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)); https://www.mischooldata.org/Default.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/CareerAndCollegeReadiness/ACTCollegeReadiness/Trend.aspx Updated annually in June *Economic disadvantage is measured by eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. We compare statewide overall performance to statewide economically disadvantaged performance to make sure we focus on providing a high-quality education and equal opportunities for learning to all students.
Michigan SAT College Readiness*michigan_sat_college_readinesspercent
Economically Disadvantaged ACT College Readinessu_s_act_college_readinesspercentWhy it Matters: On the ACT, certain scores tell us which students are more likely to succeed in college. This measure is important because it represents college readiness based on a national test. Source: MI School Data (based on ACT scores taken as part of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)); https://www.mischooldata.org/Default.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/CareerAndCollegeReadiness/ACTCollegeReadiness/Trend.aspx Updated annually in June *Economic disadvantage is measured by eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. We compare statewide overall performance to statewide economically disadvantaged performance to make sure we focus on providing a high-quality education and equal opportunities for learning to all students.
Economically Disadvantaged SAT College Readiness*economically_disadvantaged_sat_college_readinesspercent
Moody'smoody_stextWhy it Matters: Michigan's bond or credit rating is a measure of its financial reputation. A good credit rating enables a state to borrow money for construction projects and other needs at the most competitive rates available. This saves millions of taxpayer dollars in interest payments. The following chart shows the state's ratings by the three rating agencies. For the most recent rating, the chart also shows the state's outlook in parenthesis. Source: Michigan Dept. of Treasury
Standard & Poor'sstandard_poor_stextWhy it Matters: Michigan's bond or credit rating is a measure of its financial reputation. A good credit rating enables a state to borrow money for construction projects and other needs at the most competitive rates available. This saves millions of taxpayer dollars in interest payments. The following chart shows the state's ratings by the three rating agencies. For the most recent rating, the chart also shows the state's outlook in parenthesis. Source: Michigan Dept. of Treasury
FitchfitchtextWhy it Matters: Michigan's bond or credit rating is a measure of its financial reputation. A good credit rating enables a state to borrow money for construction projects and other needs at the most competitive rates available. This saves millions of taxpayer dollars in interest payments. The following chart shows the state's ratings by the three rating agencies. For the most recent rating, the chart also shows the state's outlook in parenthesis. Source: Michigan Dept. of Treasury
Michigan Government Debt Burden Per Capitamichigan_government_debt_burden_per_capitamoneyWhy it Matters: Michigan issues long-term debt to build highways, improve the environment and construct new buildings on college and university campuses, among other large projects. Its debt burden is the cost of servicing this debt. Source: Moody's Investor Service, Annual Reports; https://www.moodys.com/ Updated annually in July
U.S. Average States Debt Burden Per Capitau_s_government_debt_burden_per_capitamoneyWhy it Matters: Michigan issues long-term debt to build highways, improve the environment and construct new buildings on college and university campuses, among other large projects. Its debt burden is the cost of servicing this debt. Source: Moody's Investor Service, Annual Reports; https://www.moodys.com/ Updated annually in July
Michigan State Government Operating Cost (State and Local)michigan_state_government_operating_cost_state_onlypercentWhy it Matters: All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Michigan continues to explore ways to provide high-quality services to residents at the lowest possible cost. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan CAFR; http://www.census.gov/govs/ Updated annually in the Fall
Michigan State Government Operating Cost (State Only)michigan_state_government_operating_costpercentWhy it Matters: All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Michigan continues to explore ways to provide high-quality services to residents at the lowest possible cost. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan CAFR; http://www.michigan.gov/budget/0,1607,7-157-13406_13419---,00.html Updated annually in the Fall
Ohio State Government Operating Costohio_state_government_operating_costpercentWhy it Matters: All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Michigan continues to explore ways to provide high-quality services to residents at the lowest possible cost. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan CAFR; http://www.census.gov/govs/ Updated annually in the Fall
Washington State Government Operating Costwashington_state_government_operating_costpercentWhy it Matters: All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Michigan continues to explore ways to provide high-quality services to residents at the lowest possible cost. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan CAFR; http://www.census.gov/govs/ Updated annually in the Fall
Virginia State Government Operating Costvirginia_state_government_operating_costpercentWhy it Matters: All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Michigan continues to explore ways to provide high-quality services to residents at the lowest possible cost. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan CAFR; http://www.census.gov/govs/ Updated annually in the Fall
Number of Online Servicesnumber_of_online_servicesnumberWhy it Matters: In an effort to provide around-the-clock access to government, Michigan continues to add online services, available anywhere at any time. Online services provide additional options for citizens to interact with government and allow for more efficient operations. Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget; http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29929---,00.html Updated annually in January
Number of Online Services*number_of_online_services_2numberWhy it Matters: In an effort to provide around-the-clock access to government, Michigan continues to add online services, available anywhere at any time. Online services provide additional options for citizens to interact with government and allow for more efficient operations. Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget; http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29929---,00.html Updated annually in January * In 2013, the definition of an on-line service was re-evaluated by DTMB to include searchable databases, web applications, web forms or electronic PDFs that have built in edits to allow for submittal of information, mobile web applications, downloadable mobile apps or signing up for e-mail or text message services.
Annual Visits to State Parksannual_visits_to_state_parksnumberWhy it Matters: The more than a hundred parks and recreation areas in Michigan's state park system offer residents and visitors the opportunity to experience scenic forests, trails, lakes and historic sites. Michigan is a prime destination for camping, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling and a host of other outdoor activities. The number of annual visits per resident to state parks is the total number of state park visits divided by the population in Michigan. Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources; http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365---,00.html Updated annually in January
Percentage Change in Populationpercentage_change_in_populationpercentWhy it Matters: The number of people between the ages of 25 and 34 provide a significant contribution to a healthy economy. A growing population in this age group may mean that more people are choosing to live and work in Michigan. Above zero means a growth in this population group. Less than zero means a decline. Source: U.S. Census Bureau; http://www.census.gov/popest/ Updated annually in June
Percentage of Monitored Beaches with No Closures or Unsafe Advisoriespercentage_of_monitored_beaches_with_no_closures_or_unsafe_advisoriespercentWhy it Matters: Beaches in Michigan are monitored to ensure they are free from contamination so that users can fully enjoy them without risk of waterborne illnesses. Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division; http://www.deq.state.mi.us/beach/ Updated annually in January
Michigan Violent Crime Ratesmichigan_violent_crime_ratesnumberWhy it Matters: Crime rates affect the sense of security citizens have about their communities. These rates can also influence business investment and residential development. Violent crimes are those offenses that involve force or threat of force and include aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and murder. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports; http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s Updated annually in October
U.S. Violent Crime Ratesu_s_violent_crime_ratesnumberWhy it Matters: Crime rates affect the sense of security citizens have about their communities. These rates can also influence business investment and residential development. Violent crimes are those offenses that involve force or threat of force and include aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and murder. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports; http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s Updated annually in October
Michigan Property Crimes per 100,000 Populationmichigan_property_crimes_per_100_000_populationnumberWhy it Matters: The effects of property crimes can contribute to deteriorating neighborhoods and declining property values. Property crimes include the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports; http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s Updated annually in October
U.S. Property Crimes per 100,000 Populationu_s_property_crimes_per_100_000_populationnumberWhy it Matters: The effects of property crimes can contribute to deteriorating neighborhoods and declining property values. Property crimes include the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports; http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s Updated annually in October
Michigan Fatalitiesmichigan_fatalitiesnumberWhy it Matters: Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children and young adults. The economic loss due to traffic crashes in Michigan is estimated at over $10 billion. When traffic crashes result in serious injuries or fatalities the long-term losses felt by families is immeasurable. In 2013, a total of 289,061 crashes were reported. That year, traffic accidents resulted in 6,234 serious injuries or fatalities. Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System; http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1645_3501_4626---,00.html Updated annually in May
Michigan Serious Injuriesmichigan_serious_injuriesnumberWhy it Matters: Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children and young adults. The economic loss due to traffic crashes in Michigan is estimated at over $10 billion. When traffic crashes result in serious injuries or fatalities the long-term losses felt by families is immeasurable. In 2013, a total of 289,061 crashes were reported. That year, traffic accidents resulted in 6,234 serious injuries or fatalities. Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting System; http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1645_3501_4626---,00.html Updated annually in May
Traffic Injury and Fatality Totalstraffic_injury_and_fatality_totalsnumber