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Livingston County
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Livingston County is located in the southeastern part of the lower peninsula and is traversed by I-96 and US-23. The county contains 574 square miles and is the 41st largest in the state. The county seat is Howell. Approximately 35 percent of the land is in farms. Livingston County is well-known for its melons and holds a melon festival every year. A large portion of the population works outside the county which is situated about half-way between Detroit, the state's largest city, and Lansing, the state capital. Manufacturing in the county is dominated by auto-related sectors. Recreation activities include skiing, hunting, fishing, and boating.

General Data

 DISTANCE MILES KM
Chicago250402
Cleveland210337
Indianapolis220353
Lansing4572
Toronto290466

 YEARS
POPULATION 
 1970 58,967
 1980 100,289
 1990 115,645
 2000 156,951
Source:Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data, 2000


WORKFORCE 
 LABOR2000
 Total Workforce83,625 
 Number Employed81,975 
 Number Unemployed1,650 
 Unemployment Rate2.0 
Source:Michigan Employment Service Agency, 2000


CHARACTERISTICS OF LABOR FORCE 
 LABOR1990
 Workers 16 years and over57,448 
 Percentage who work outside of county57.1% 
 Percentage who work at home2.8% 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990


EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS 
 CLASSIFACTION1990
 Persons 25 years of age or older72,343 
 Percentage with high school diploma85.6% 
 Percentage with bachelor's degree19.56% 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990

TRANSPORTATION
ACCESS TO MARKETS
Main HighwaysI-96, US-23, M-155, M-59, M-36, M-106
Bus LinesGreyhound
Truck Lines27
Rail Lines

CSX Transportation, Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway

PortsDetroit (50 mi-Detroit River)
AirportsLivingston County Airport, Brighton Field
AirlinesAllegheny Commuter, Piedmont, Simmons
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact
Rail Lines updated by MEDC Nov 2001


Economy




PERSONAL INCOME (In Thousands of Dollars)
Components by Type 1996 1997 1998 1999
Personal income 3,790,383 4,153,557 4,607,366 4,963,419
Nonfarm personal income 3,789,305 4,153,709 4,607,503 4,960,535
Farm income 1,078 -152 -137 2,884
Population (number of persons) 137,810 141,853 146,317 151,496
Per capita personal income (dollars) 27,504 29,281 31,489 32,763
Components by Industry 1996 1997 1998 1999
Farm Earnings 1,078 -152 -137 2,884
Non-Farm Earnings 1,459,056 1,552,700 1,684,593 1,889,314
Private Earnings 1,269,625 1,354,305 1,491,742 1,694,321
Ag. serv., forestry, fishing, and other 13,843 15,388 19,355 21,508
Mining 2,195 1,815 1,565 1,492
Construction 153,000 176,719 201,767 220,240
Manufacturing 445,344 435,811 443,164 473,755
   Durable goods 346,230 334,806 333,870 362,774
Transportation and public utilities 42,410 45,405 53,024 62,349
Wholesale trade 77,362 88,985 105,971 139,382
Retail trade 148,828 159,181 173,860 206,571
Finance, insurance, and real estate 107,897 130,727 148,712 181,134
Services 278,746 300,274 344,324 387,890
Government and government enterprises 189,431 198,395 192,851 194,993
   Federal, civilian 12,020 11,743 12,342 13,386
   Military 3,750 3,714 3,672 3,950
   State and local 173,661 182,938 176,837 177,657
Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Issued May 2001


EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY (Number of Jobs)
Components by Type 1996 1997 1998 1999
Total Employment 54,583 55,990 58,999 63,478
Wage and Salary Employment 41,768 43,165 45,852 50,003
Proprietor's employment 12,815 12,825 13,147 13,475
Farm Employment 978 963 939 976
Non-Farm Employment 53,605 55,027 58,060 62,502
Components by Industry 1996 1997 1998 1999
Private 48,528 49,669 52,683 56,923
   Ag. serv., forestry, fishing, and other 994 1,019 1,088 1,154
   Mining 96 86 78 73
   Construction 4,931 5,411 5,758 5,956
   Manufacturing 10,128 9,683 9,363 9,519
   Transportation and public utilities 1,162 1,094 1,247 1,337
   Wholesale trade 1,924 2,075 2,384 3,184
   Retail trade 9,949 10,187 10,934 12,352
   Finance, insurance, and real estate 5,058 5,437 5,956 6,943
   Services 14,286 14,677 15,875 16,405
Government and government enterprises 5,077 5,358 5,377 5,579
   Federal, civilian 254 241 242 256
   Military 313 305 291 298
   State and local 4,510 4,812 4,844 5,025
Source:Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Labor, Issued May 2001

EARNING LEVELS/LABOR RATES AVERAGE HOURLY RATES
CLASSIFICATIONMINIMUM*MAXIMUM
Applications Software Specialist7.0016.00
Assembler - Light4.508.50
Drafter (CAD)6.0015.50
Electrician - Industrial7.7515.75
Electronic Technician6.5012.00
Forklift Operator5.009.50
General Office Clerk4.509.00
General Laborer4.508.50
Injection Molding Machinist5.009.00
Machine Operator5.0010.00
Machinist6.2512.25
Mechanical Engineer11.5022.50
Production Manager/Supervisor7.5014.75
Quality Control Technician7.5013.25
Sales - Non-Technical6.0013.00
Secretary4.7512.00
Tool and Die Maker8.0016.50
Word Processor/Typist4.5011.50
Source: 1996 Survey of the Michigan Employment Security Commission
*This survey was done in 1996, before the hourly minimum wage was increased to $5.15 in September 1997.

PRINCIPLE EMPLOYERS
MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS
SICFIRMLOCATIONEMPLOYEESPRODUCT
3465Ogihara America CorpHowell650Metal stampings
3429VersatrimHowell420Automobile interior trim prdt
3599Uni Boring Co IncHowell400Precision machining, boring
3714Varity Kelsey-HayesBrighton400Anti-lock brakes
3714Varity Kelsey-HayesFowlerville340Antilock braking systs lt trucks
3463Hayes Lemmerz Intl IncHowell300Aluminum wheels
2086Pepsi-Cola CoHowell300Soft drink bottling
3089Gilreath Manufacturing IncHowell250Plastic injection molding
3089Libralter Plastics Inc/Plt 1Howell250Plastic inj mold & robotic pntng
2431Brighton MillworkBrighton225Wood & alum doors & windows
3441MascoTech Tubular ProductsHamburg225Steel fabricating & tube bending
2992Chem-Trend IncHowell200Plunger, lubricants, hydr fluids
3089Tri-State Hospital Supply CorpHowell200Disposable hospital supplies,
3479Libralter Plastics Inc/Plt 2Howell200Robotic prdtn painting
3498Spiral Industries IncHowell175Tube & hose assemblies
3369Alpha Technology CorpHowell175Zinc die casts & plastic inj mold
3089Thermofil IncBrighton160Reinf. thermoplastics / resins
3469May & Scofield IncHowell150Stampings, wiring, controls
2653Intl PaperHowell140Corrugated shipping containers
2891Illbruck Automotive IncHowell130Acoustical foam sealants/auto
Source: Harris Publishing Company, 1998 Industrial Directory

OTHER MAJOR EMPLOYERS
SICFIRMLOCATIONEMPLOYEESPRODUCT
6331Citizens Insurance Co of AmericaHowell1,097Insurance
8062Mercy Health ServicesHowell500Health care
5812Old West PropertiesBrighton480Eating places
9111County of LivingstonHowell449Executive offices
7363Howell Management Company Inc.Howell420Help supply service
8211Pinckney Community SchoolsPinckney380School/education
5311Meijer Inc.Brighton350Department stores
8211Hartland Consolidated SchoolsHartland300School/education
5311Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Howell275Department stores
5141Gordon Food Service Inc.Brighton250Groceries
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact


NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS
Type of Service 1999
Total 3712
    Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support 6
    Mining 2
    Utilities 4
    Construction 761
    Manufacturing 276
      Food mfg 14
      Beverage & tobacco product mfg 2
      Textile mills 1
      Textile product mills 2
      Apparel manufacturing 3
      Wood product mfg 7
      Paper mfg 1
      Printing & related support activities 17
      Petroleum & coal products mfg 3
      Chemical mfg 9
      Plastics & rubber products mfg 23
      Nonmetallic mineral product mfg 11
      Primary metal mfg 4
      Fabricated metal product mfg 70
      Machinery mfg 47
      Computer & electronic product mfg 8
      Electrical equip, appliance & component mfg 8
      Transportation equipment mfg 22
      Furniture & related product mfg 10
      Miscellaneous mfg 14
    Wholesale trade 242
    Retail trade 514
    Transportation & warehousing 71
    Information 35
      Publishing industries 10
      Motion picture & sound recording industries 5
      Broadcasting & telecommunications 13
      Information & data processing services 7
    Finance & insurance 157
    Real estate & rental & leasing 128
    Professional, scientific & technical services 345
    Management of companies & enterprises 14
    Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services 217
    Educational services 29
    Health care and social assistance 282
    Arts, entertainment & recreation 48
    Accommodation & food services 200
    Other services (except public administration) 326
    Auxiliaries (exc corporate, subsidiary & regional mgt) 4
    Unclassified establishments 51
Source:U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns, Issued May 2001


Quality of Life


EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
COMMUNITYSCHOOL DISTRICTSTUDENTSINSTRUCTORSHIGH SCHOOLS
BrightonBrighton Area Schools6,2603102
DexterDexter Community Schools2,2991301
FowlervilleFowlerville Community Schools2,6001312
HartlandHartland Community Schools3,5751731
HowellHowell Public Schools5,8673031
PinckneyPinckney Community Schools3,8441721
Source: MI Department of Education, 1997

TWO YEAR COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
NAMELOCATIONENROLLMENT
Lansing Community CollegeLansing (Ingham Co.)18,432
Washtenaw Community CollegeAnn Arbor (Washtenaw10,245

FOUR YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
NAMELOCATIONENROLLMENT
Michigan State UniversityE. Lansing (Ingham Co.)40,254
University of MichiganAnn Arbor (Washtenaw Co.)36,845
Source: MI Department of Education, 1996

MEDICAL FACILITIES
TYPE OF FACILITY# IN COUNTY# OF BEDS
Hospitals1136
Source: MI Department of Consumer and Industry Services, 1998

HOUSING (1990) 
OWNER OCCUPIED MEDIAN VALUE RENTER OCCUPIED MEDIAN RENT
32,871  $97,300  6,016  $448 
Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, 1990

CLIMATE
MONTHAVG. MIN TEMPAVG. MAX TEMP.
January14F./-10C.28F./-2C.
July60F./16C.81F./27C
PRECIPITATIONRAINFALLSNOWFALL
Average Annual32in./81cm.45in./114cm.
GROWING SEASONDAYS ABOVE 90F/32CDAYS BELOW 0F/-18C
158711
Source: NOAA Climate Summary, 1995

RECREATION
COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS
20,000 acres of public land including the Brighton, Island Lake, and Pinckney State Recreation areas; Mt. Brighton ski area; canoeing on the Huron River; numerous hiking and nature trails; 12 golf courses.
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact


Municipal Services


UTILITIES
COMMUNITYELECTRICGAS
Hartland, Tyrone, Cohoctah, Deerfield, Iosco, UnadillaConsumers PowerConsumers Power
Conway, Genoa, Green Oak, Brighton, Handy, Hartland,Detroit EdisonConsumers Power
Putnam, Hamburg  
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Local Phone CompaniesAmeritech
Long Distance CompaniesAT&T, MCI, Sprint, and others
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

LICENSED LANDFILLS
COMMUNITYOWNER/MANAGER
Green OakWaste Management of Michigan
Green OakContractors Container Corp.
Source: MDEQ Waste Management Division, 1998

PROPERTY TAX (1997) 
Agriculture Comercial Industrial Residential Other
3.00%  9.96%  9.46%  77.55%  0.26% 
Source:MI Department of Treasury, 1997

GOVERNMENT
COMMUNITYPHONE NUMBERCOMMUNITYPHONE NUMBER
Brighton (City of)(810) 227-1911Brighton Twp(810) 229-0550
Cohoctah Twp(517) 546-0655Conway Twp(517) 223-0358
Deerfield Twp(517) 546-8760Fowlerville (City of)(517) 223-3771
Genoa Twp(810) 227-5225Green Oak Twp(810) 437-1388
Hamburg Twp(810) 231-1000Handy Twp(517) 223-3228
Hartland Twp(810) 632-7498Howell (City of)(517) 546-3500
Howell Twp(517) 546-2817Iosco Twp(517) 223-9545
Marion Twp(517) 546-1588Osceola Twp(517) 546-3259
Putnam Twp(313) 878-3131Tyrone Twp(810) 629-8631
Unadilla Twp(313) 498-2502 
Whiteford Twp(734) 856-5383 
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACT
Contact: Mr. Frederick Dillingham
Business: Economic Development Council of Livingston County
Address: 131 S. Hyne Street
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: (810) 263-7580
Fax: (810) 263-6065
*LDO's = Local Development Organizations
Source: Local County Economic Development Contact
 
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