Michigan’s share of young, educated residents increased by 4.7 percent from 2007 to 2016; however, the state still lags behind the “Top Ten” and peer state averages.       

What It Is: The share of residents ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Why It Matters: Young, educated residents have the potential to promote innovation and innovation-driven economic growth for years to come.


Highly Educated Young People Trends

Highly Educated Young People Standings

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey)