COUNTY PROFILE - LIVINGSTON, Michigan



 
LOCATION SERVICES
 
Livingston County Econ. Dev. Office
611 E. Grand River, Suite 309
Howell, Michigan 48843
 
Contact:  Daniel J. Foster
Phone:    517/546-0822 or 313/227-5299
FAX:      517/546-2509
 
 
County Seat:  Howell
 
POPULATION
 
1970 Census                    58976
1980 Census                   100289
1990 Census                   115645
Median Age (as of 1990)         32.9 years
 
 
LABOR FORCE
(1992 average)
 
Total Labor Force            63600
Employed                     59275
Total Unemployment            4325
Unemployment Rate              6.8%
3-Year Average                 6.9%
 
 
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC BASE EMPLOYERS
 
Firm                                Employees         Product/Service
 
GM Proving Grounds                       2500  Auto performance & testing
Citizen's Insurance, Howell               900  Insurance
Kelsey-Hayes, Brighton                    600  Auto braking systems
Western Wheel                             400  Aluminum wheel rims
Tri-State Hospital Supply, Howell         300  Hospital supplies
Ogihara America, Howell                   240  Auto subassemblies
R & B Mfg., Hamburg                       180  Pipe and fittings
Weathervane Windows, Brighton             175  Wood products
Chem-Trend, Howell                        150  Die lubricants, plastic mold
Pepsi Cola, Howell                        150  Bottling plant
Gilreath Mfg., Howell                     140  Plastic auto products
Bent Tube, Fowlerville                    125  Fabricated tubing
Handlemen                                 125  Phonograph record
International Paper, Howell               125  Paper supplies
Toyoda Machinery                          125  Flexible mfg. systems
Alpha Technology, Howell                  120  Zinc & aluminum die casting
May & Scofield, Howell                    100  Automotive assemblies
Thermofil, Brighton                        70  Reinforced eng'd.thermoplastic
 
 
EARNING LEVELS
                                          Average Hourly Rate
Classification                           Minimum       Maximum
 
Assembler - Light                          $6.08         $8.43
Clerk, General Office                      $6.12         $8.65
Electronic Technician                     $11.34        $16.29
Forklift Operator                          $7.44        $10.53
General Laborer                            $6.33        $10.71
Inspector                                  $8.70        $11.73
Machine Operator                           $8.24        $11.52
Machinist                                               $15.66
Secretary                                  $6.70         $9.85
Welder                                     $8.77        $11.87
 
Source:  Based on Bell Telephone Co. community survey, adjusted for
         inflation to 1991 using Consumer Price Index.
 
 
DISTANCE TO:
                   Miles    Kilometers
Chicago             250         402
Cleveland           210         337
Detroit              40          64
Indianapolis        220         353
Lansing              45          72
Toronto             290         466
 
 
TRANSPORTATION
 
Main Highways:  I-96, M-36, M-59, M-106, M-155, US-23
Bus Lines:      Greyhound
Truck Lines:    27
Rail Lines:     Chesapeake & Ohio; Tuscola & Saginaw Bay
Ports:          None
Airports:       Capital City, Lansing (30 miles)
Airlines:       Allegheny Commuter, Piedmont, Northwest, Simmons, United
 
 
CLIMATE
As reported by weather station at Milford.
 
January Average Minimum:   14 F./-10 C.    Average Maximum:   28 F./ -2 C.
July Average Minimum:      60 F./ 16 C.    Average Maximum:   81 F./ 27 C.
Growing Season:       158 days
Days below 0 F or -18 C:   11      Average Annual Rainfall:   32 in./ 81 cm.
Days above 90 F or 32 C:    7      Average Annual Snowfall:   45 in./114 cm.
 
 
INDUSTRIAL SITES
(As of January 1993)
 
Community                  Sites    Acres    Hectares    Industrial Parks
 
Brighton                      2         0           0              1
Brighton Twp.                 7        35          14              0
Fowlerville                   2         0           0              0
Genoa Twp.                   18       299         121              0
Green Oak Twp.                8        18           7              1
Howell                        6        54          22              2
Howell Twp.                   3       258         104              0
Marion Twp.                   1        40          16              0
Pinckney                      1         0           0              0
Tyrone Twp.                   1         0           0              0
     COUNTY TOTAL            49       704         285              4
 
Zero acres indicates less than half an acre or no information available.
 
 
CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
 
                   Residential   Industrial      Office      Mercantile
                  Units  Value  Units  Value  Units  Value  Units  Value
 
1991:             1110   $89.16    6    $1.33   17    $6.26   11   $20.50
3-Year Average:   1268  $102.58   15    $7.42   10    $3.48   11    $8.65
 
Values are reported in millions of dollars. A 3-year average value of 1 may
indicate no construction activity in one or more of the last three years.
 
 
NEW INCORPORATIONS
 
Incorporations in 1992:    338          State Median:   68
Incorporation Rate:        292          State Median:  183
 
Incorporation Rate = incorporations per 100,000 population.
 
 
PROPERTY TAX BASE
(As of 1992)
 
Agricultural    Residential   Industrial    Commercial    Other
     4%             76%           4%            9%          7%
 
County Total State Equalized Value:           $2,388,716,978.00
County Average Tax Millage Rate (in 1991):                55.41
 
 
UTILITIES
                   Electric           Gas                Telephone*
 
Brighton           Detroit Edison     Consumers          Michigan Bell, EA
Fowlerville        Detroit Edison     Consumers          Michigan Bell, D,EA
Green Oak Twp.     Detroit Edison     Consumers          Michigan Bell, D,EA
Howell             Detroit Edison     Consumers          Michigan Bell, D,EA
Oceola Twp.        Detroit Edison     Consumers          Michigan Bell, D,EA
Tyrone Twp.        Consumers          Consumers          Michigan Bell, D,EA
 
* D=digital switching; EA=equal access to interexchange carriers;
  see Source List note.
 
 
WATER
                                 Gallons           Liters         Pressure
                 Source      Capacity   Use    Capacity   Use   (lbs./sq.in.)
 
Brighton         Wells           18      12        68      45     50-80
Fowlerville      Wells           10                38
Green Oak Twp.
Howell           Wells           19      17        72      64     40-50
Oceola Twp.
Tyrone Twp.
 
Capacity and maximum use in hundreds of thousands of gallons/liters per day.
 
 
SEWER
                                            Gallons            Liters
                     Type               Capacity   Load    Capacity   Load
 
Brighton             Sec/Trklng Fltr         12       8         45      28
Fowlerville          Lagoons                          8                 30
Green Oak Twp.
Howell               Act. Sludge             18      10         68      36
Oceola Twp.
Tyrone Twp.
 
Capacity and present load in hundreds of thousands of gallons/liters per day.
 
 
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
                                   1990               Master   Public Library
Community        Phone Number   Population    Zoning   Plan      (Volumes)
 
Brighton         313-227-1911        5686       yes    yes     32,696
Fowlerville      517-223-3771        2648       yes    yes     16,177
Green Oak Twp.   313-231-1333       11604       yes    yes
Howell           517-546-3500        8184       yes    yes     35,489
Oceola Twp.                          4825                      4,751
Tyrone Twp.                          6854
 
 
                 ------- Fire Department -------    Police
Community        Class.    FT Paid    PT/Volunt.  (Full-Time)  Solid Waste
 
Brighton          7            1           69           12
Fowlerville       6                        25
Green Oak Twp.    8/9          1           27           11
Howell            5            1           45           14
Oceola Twp.       5/9
Tyrone Twp.       6/9
 
 
County Sheriff Officers:    59      Licensed Landfills in County:    0
 
Other communities in Livingston County (1990 population for incorporated
communities in parenthesis):
 
Brighton Twp. (14815), Cohoctah Twp. (2693), Conway Twp. (1818), Deerfield Twp.
(3000), Genoa Twp. (10820), Gregory, Hamburg Twp. (13083), Handy Twp. (5488),
Hartland Twp. (6860), Hell, Howell Twp. (4298), Iosco Twp. (1567), Lakeland,
Marion Twp. (4918), Oak Grove, Pinckney (1603), Plainfield, Putnam Twp. (6183),
Unadilla Twp. (2949)
 
 
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES (1992-1993)
                                                  K-12    Instruc.     High
Community        School District                Students    Staff     Schools
 
Brighton         Brighton Area                     5709       252         1
Fowlerville      Fowlerville Community             2254        94         1
Howell           Howell Public                     5514       221         1
 
 
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
(As of Fall 1991)
 
Name and Location                                               Enrollment
 
Cleary College, Howell                                                 908
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti (30 mi.)                      25024
Michigan State University, East Lansing (30 mi.)                     43329
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (20 mi.)                           36316
 
 
MEDICAL FACILITIES
 
Hospitals in County:           2     Total Beds:    199
Nearest Large Medical Center:  Lansing (30 miles) or Ann Arbor (30 miles)
Extended Care Facilities:      2     Total Beds:    399
Physicians (MDs and DOs) in County:     77
 
 
HOUSING AND CHURCHES
(Housing as of 1990)
 
Owner occupied:    32871 (84.5%)     Median Home Value:   $97,300.00
Renter occupied:    6016 (15.5%)     Median Contract Rent:   $448.00
Churches:      Catholic:    7    Protestant:   49
Synagogues:    0   Nearest synagogue is in Lansing (25 miles)
 
 
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
 
Michigan Balloon Challenge; Melon Festival; Fowlerville Fair.
 
 
COMMERCIAL SERVICES
(As of 1989)
 
General Building Contractors                   37
Metalworking Machinery                         22
Commercial Printing                            12
Advertising                                     1
Personnel Supply Services                      13
Computer and Data Processing Services          16
Legal Services                                 44
Accounting, Auditing and Bookkeeping           16
Retail Establishments                         441
Wholesale Establishments                      133
 
Hotel/Motel Rooms (as of 1986):               461
Television Channels:    7 plus cable
Radio Stations:         3
Newspapers:     Ann Arbor News, Brighton Argus, Detroit Free Press, Detroit
                News, Fowlerville Review, Livingston County Press
 
 
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
(As of 1993)                                                       Offices
                                            Main Office           in County
 
Comerica Bank                               Detroit                    2
First National Bank in Howell               Howell                     6
First of America Bank-Ann Arbor             Ann Arbor                  6
Great Lakes Bancorp, A Federal Savings      Ann Arbor                  2
Michigan National Bank                      Farmington Hills           2
NBD Bank, NA                                Detroit                    3
Old Kent Bank of Brighton                   Brighton                   4
Society Bank, Michigan                      Ann Arbor                  1
Standard Federal Bank                       Troy                       1
 
EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS BY INDUSTRY
                                                               Earnings
                                   Employment                ($ millions)
                                1985        1990            1985          1990
 
Total Employment                28357       39308
Total Income                                            $1,512.15     $2,464.42
 
Earnings by Place of Work                                 $462.61       $850.22
 
  Components by Type:
  Wage and Salary               21689       30853         $348.30       $639.37
  Proprietors                    6668        8455          $78.59       $141.74
    Farm                          999         863           $7.31        $10.84
    Nonfarm                      5669        7592          $71.28       $130.90
 
  Components by Industry:
  Farm                           1423        1201          $10.27        $14.02
  Nonfarm                       26934       38107         $452.34       $836.20
    Private                     23224       33524         $379.87       $714.32
      Agric./For./Fish.           170         358           $2.20         $5.57
      Mining                       56          62           $2.92         $2.93
      Construction               1613        3148          $33.93        $79.37
      Manufacturing              4610        6561         $110.04       $213.38
        Non-Durable Goods         ---         ---          $25.61        $57.48
        Durable Goods             ---         ---          $84.44       $155.90
      Transp. & Utilities         504         657          $14.30        $20.89
      Wholesale Trade             505         850          $12.53        $29.46
      Retail Trade               5753        7601          $60.61        $92.21
      Fin./Ins./Real Est.        2361        3932          $27.42        $64.09
      Services                   7652       10355         $115.93       $206.42
    Government                   3710        4583          $72.47       $121.88
      Federal                     173         226           $4.08         $6.30
      Military, Civilian          230         262           $1.17         $1.67
      State and Local            3307        4095          $67.22       $113.92
 
Earnings by Place of Residence                          $1,179.75     $1,953.93
 
Zero values indicate confidential information or fewer than 10 employees
or less than $50,000.
 
Per Capita Income:      1985:    $15,037.00      1990:    $21,153.00
 
 

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