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Election Analysis: A Look at Absentee Ballots Across Oakland County Cities

August 31st 2020

Over two-thirds (77.0 percent) of the requested ballots were returned, and these returned ballots represented 70.8 percent of the total votes cast.

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County

December 27th 2017

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 27, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Population change in any geographic area, be it city, township, county or state, is comprised of four primary components – Births and Deaths (combining to create Natural Increase), Immigration and Domestic Migration (combining to create Net Migration). […]

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes

March 25th 2016

Oakland County Population Grows, but is Passed by Franklin County, Ohio – Home of the Buckeyes (Kurt Metzger, March 25, 2016) The Census Bureau released new July 1, 2015 county population estimates today.  While Oakland County experienced the 5th straight year of population growth this decade, the 2014-2015 growth was the smallest of the five, […]

The Future of Ferndale Discussed at Master Plan Open House

February 11th 2016

The Future of Ferndale Discussed at Master Plan Open House (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The city of Ferndale put all their ideas on the table, literally, for the Master Plan Open House on Feb. 6. The event, held at the Rust Belt Market, welcomed residents and visitors to share their […]

Guest View: Data-Based Look at Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan

December 17th 2015

Guest View: Data-Based Look at Straight Ticket Voting in Michigan (Kurt Metzger and Phil Lombard, Dec. 17, 2015) The Michigan State Senate recently passed Senate Bill 13, which does away with straight party ticket voting. All Republicans but two voted for it and all Democrats voted against it. It is unclear why the legislation is […]