Community Scorecard

Measuring the broader impact, ensuring greater equity

There are a broader set of statistics that will help the region monitor if the progress achieved over time is shared across all of the communities of Genesee County. This data can be tracked through the use of the community scorecard, organized by major topics of the plan.






Economic Mobility


Fraction In Top 20% Based On Household Income When Born In The Bottom 20%

Economic mobility measures the potential for an individual born in a particular location to rise up the economic ladder in his or her lifetime. The underlying data was assembled through the pioneering Chetty Study of American Economic Mobility and utilizes the Opportunity Atlas to determine the score for Genesee County.

National median 10% of people
The Opportunity Atlas, Chetty Study of Economic Mobility

Change in Household Income


Average Annual change in Household Income

While personal income identifies each individual’s financial stability, there are many families who have more than one person providing income. Household income represents the figure for dual or multi-income families to support the financial needs of the group, covering the essential and non-essential expenses that impact the local economy.

State median +2.34%
U.S. Census Bureau

Workforce Participation


Percentage of residents currently employed or actively seeking employment (2018)

The Workforce Participation rate measures the percentage of people who are currently employed or actively seeking employment. This number in conjunction with the unemployment rate, represents the total labor force for the county.

State median 61.3%
U.S. Census Bureau

3rd Grade Reading Proficiency


Average Annual Change in 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency

Reading proficiency is measured across the state through the standardized tests offered each year. These tests evaluate educational areas including math, reading, and language arts from grades 3 to 8 through two different standardized test programs.

State median -2.47%
MI School Data

SNAP Recipient Households


34,750 SNAP Recipient Households (2018)

The number of households in Genesee County receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. A SNAP recipient household has one or more of the current household members that received food stamps or a food stamp benefit card during the past 12 months.

State average 7,000 per county, 5.8%
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total Jobs


Job Growth – Average Annual Growth (2019-2015)

Job growth is the annual increase of people who are employed, either with a public, private, or personal business. This figure represents the total number of employees in Genesee County and the ability to expand job opportunities annually.

State median +1.46%
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Change in Number of Businesses


Number Of Establishments – Average Annual Change

Establishments are the single businesses that provide goods or services within a geography such as Genesee County. These businesses directly influence the economy providing jobs, services, and building revenue for the County and its communities.

State median +0.58%
U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis