Explanation of the indicator:
Population counts indicate the trends for the population to provide a significant contribution to a healthy economy. This chart reflects the growth in the population. Positive numbers in the chart indicate an increase in population, while negative numbers reflect a population loss.
In some cases, County-level data is not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data is not available for the same time frame used by the State. In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not be completely equivalent in all cases. Michigan's data source is the U.S. Census Bureau.