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    The following information is a summary of different data and statistics that represent the families in Michigan. This brief may be used more or less as a reference when reading other information about family law in Michigan. When researching families in certain states, it is necessary to consider the demographics of this specific state due to the variation across the nation. The information was gathered from the government's 2000 Census and more data can be found on their website.

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    Michigan's Total Population: 9,688,555

    Householders: 3,785,661

    Children in Household <18 years: 2,347,192

    BY TYPE:

    Family Households: 2,575,699 (making up 68% if households)

    Married couple families: 1,947,710

    Single-female Led Households: 473,802

    Average Family Size: 3.10

    Educational Status (25+)

    Less than 9th Grade: 299,014

    9th-12th Grade (No Diploma): 765,119

    High School Graduate: 2,010,861

    Some College, No Degree: 1,496,576

    Associate's Degree: 448,112

    Bachelor's Degree: 878,680

    Graduate/Professional Degree: 517,579

    Marital Status (15+)

    Married but Separated: 4,188,512

    Divorced: 799,643

    Female Divorced: 450,439

    Employment (16+)

    Employment: 4,637,461

    Unemployed: 284,992

    With Kids Under 6, Both Parents Employed: 60.9%

    Income

    Median Family Income: $53,457

    Families below poverty level: 7.4%

    Families with Female Householder below Poverty Level: 24%

    The following table represents the levels of income that are considered to put a family at poverty based on the number of people in the family or household. This table was taken from the United States Department of Health and Human Services website.

     

    Persons in Family/Household

    48 Contiguous States and D.C.

    1

    $10,400
    2 14,000
    3 17,600
    4 21,200
    5 24,800
    6 28,400
    7 32,000
    8 35,600
    Each additional person

    3,600

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    Jocelyn Cutean serves as Morality and Family policy correspondent for the Michigan Policy Network. She is a first-year student at Michigan State, majoring in Theatre and English. Jocelyn has experience working on the executive board of the Waterford Chapter Coalition for Youth. She has also piloted a grant funded city wide public service announcement entitled, "It Just Wasn't Worth It" which exposes the repercussions of driving while intoxicated. Jocelyn enjoys art of all forms, from writing to performance.