Housing Rental Cost Dynamics in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Housing prices in the US have been increasing at an average rate of 7% over the last seven years. The Upper Peninsula has not been immune to this trend, with housing prices lurching higher across the region. This study looks at the pricing dynamics of housing across several counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which have relatively large populations for the UP, and feature a significant population of students and/or tourists. Pricing dynamics are explored by looking at trends such as rental housing, general housing prices and how this compares with GDP, population growth, and other economic factors to set those… Read More »

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Michigan’s Flat Tax

Michigan is one of nine states in the country with a flat income tax. Over the years, however, there have been a total of 22 bills introduced to either allow graduated income tax or to get rid of the constitutional prohibition on the graduated tax.

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Upper Peninsula Voting Data

The following data has been compiled by Isabelle Karl, a student researcher with Rural Insights. This election data has been published for informational purposes only. The following data details the election results for Congressional, Senatorial, and Presidential elections in 2016, 2018, and 2020. This collection also features the results of Michigan’s Congressional and Gubernatorial races in 2018 and 2020. The six counties featured in this publication are the largest by population in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This will be followed with more information on recent elections in the U.P. at a later date. Please note that the data listed for State… Read More »

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