Which Is Michigan’s Richest County?
When I think of areas of the state that would have some well off folks living in it, my head automatically goes to Oakland County. Maybe it's because I'm from the east side of the state, I'm not sure. I've seen the types of homes and know the types of industry and types of jobs out in Oakland County, but boy was I wrong. According to a study done by 24/7 Wall Street published in the Lansing State Journal Livingston County is the wealthiest county in the state of Michigan. I really didn't see that coming. Maybe I'm an idiot. Well, I know that I'm an idiot, but that's besides the point.
Well how did this study come up with Livingston county? They reviewed five-year estimated median annual household incomes from 2009 through 2013 from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The average family in the state made a little over 48,000 during that time frame. In Livingston County? They made 72. That's a pretty big hike right there people. So who is on the other side of the spectrum here? Is there a 180 from rich to poor? Yes. The poorest county in Michigan in Lake County. Their average household income in over 29,000. I'm not even sure where that is.