The percent of young working-age people has remained very flat in Michigan, with slight increases over the last four years (0.1 percentage points per year). Michigan has the lowest percentage of population age 25-34 among all of its peers and lags the “Top Ten” average by nearly two percentage points.          

What It Is: The percent of a state’s population between the ages of 25 and 34.

Why It Matters: Growth in prime working-age population is an indicator for how well a state attracts and retains workers. This affects a state’s ability to grow, attract businesses, and maintain public infrastructure and programs.

Population Age 25-34 Trends

Population Age 25-34 Standings

Source: Intercensal Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex and Age for States 2000-2010
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Selected Age by Sex 2010-2015

Regional Population Age 25-34 Trends