Explanation of the Indicator:
All public entities strive to keep costs low and make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. This chart reflects the government's total operating cost per capita.
Notes: In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data are 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 be equivalent in all cases.
Michigan's data source is U.S. Census Bureau, Federal, State and Local Governments, Michigan Treasury CAFR.