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If you’re wondering which cities in Michigan have residents with the lowest median household income, we have the tally for you. This list just goes to show how the cost of living varies greatly throughout Michigan- and, of course, the same is true of the U.S. After all, Michigan is diverse demographically, so it’s to be expected that some areas of the state have a higher cost of living than others.

The staff at Zip Atlas has published a fresh list of the median household incomes across Michigan using a variety of data. The site offers a “structured collection of zip code, area code, city and state demographic, social and economic profiles,” according to their official website. They add, “Here you will find employment and unemployment rates, industry statistics, household and personal income reports, property value assessment, housing unit occupancy and vacancy breakdown, mortgage and rent analysis, age, gender, ancestry and racial profiles, education attainment levels and school enrolment among many others.”

If you’re wondering, according to the study, none of the 10 cities in the U.S. with the highest median household income are in Michigan. No. 1 is Short hills, New Jersey, at $185,466, followed by Purchase, New York and Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. Michigan didn’t even make the top 100 cities in the U.S. when it came to highest median household income. As for the lowest median household income, Michigan starts at $11,667 and goes up from there.

So, which Michigan cities have the lowest median household incomes? View the list of cities below, and see if your city made the cut. For more information, visit the Zip Atlas website here. Note that some of these are college towns, so that factors into the median household income. In reality, the non-students in those cities likely have a higher median household income.

  • Michigan Cities with the Lowest Median Household Income

    Source: ZipAtlas.com

  • Nahma, Michigan


  • Tower, Michigan


  • East Lansing, Michigan (college town)


  • Oden, Michigan


  • Felch, Michigan


  • Hadley, Michigan


  • Sidnaw, Michigan


  • Idlewild, Michigan


  • Nottawa, Michigan


  • Ralph, Michigan


  • Lake George, Michigan


  • Alpha, Michigan


  • Highland Park, Michigan


  • Toivola, Michigan


  • Baldwin, Michigan


  • Stambaugh, Michigan


  • Allouez, Michigan


  • South Range, Michigan


  • Prescott, Michigan


  • Seney, Michigan


  • Elm Hall, Michigan


  • Hulbert, Michigan


  • Covert, Michigan


  • Elberta, Michigan


  • Ahmeek, Michigan


  • Copper City, Michigan


  • Caspian, Michigan


  • New Troy, Michigan


  • Bitely, Michigan


  • Hamtramck, Michigan


  • Ramsay, Michigan


  • Benton Harbor, Michigan


  • South Branch, Michigan


  • Calumet, Michigan


  • Mcbrides, Michigan


  • White Pine, Michigan


  • Topinabee, Michigan


  • Ironwood, Michigan


  • Houghton, Michigan


  • Gould City, Michigan


  • Barton City, Michigan


  • Mio, Michigan


  • Kearsarge, Michigan


  • Germfask, Michigan


  • Germfask, Michigan


  • Harrison, Michigan


  • Glennie, Michigan


  • Detroit, Michigan


  • Saint Helen, Michigan


  • Curtis, Michigan


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