How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County

How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Crystal Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2018) Oakland County, MI- The numbers are in for the Aug. 7, 2018 Primary Election, and data guru Kurt Metzger has compiled a list of communities ranked by voter turnout percentages. Huntington Woods took the top spot Tuesday, with…

Oakland County’s Silver Tsunami is Real: A Look at the Data

Oakland County’s Silver Tsunami is Real: A Look at the Data (Kurt Metzger, April 18, 2018) Pontiac, MI- The Census Bureau recently forecast that the nation’s seniors (persons 65 years and over) would outnumber the nation’s children (persons under 18 years of age) for the first time in history by 2035. After recently reporting about…

Data Shows Population Shifts to and from Oakland County

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).…

Nov 2017 Voter Turnout Across Oakland County

November 7 Election Turnout Across Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge Reelected Mayor, Nov. 8, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – It has become tradition that Crystal Proxmire and I review voter turnout rates after each election.  While yesterday’s election was considered an off-year election (odd numbered years), the fact that many communities were voting on…