Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2012 Data Tables

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Q29: Approximately what was your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures at the end of its last fiscal year?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Approximately what was your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures at the end of its last fiscal year? 0% or Less 0% 2% 4% 5% 3%
1-5% 7% 7% 9% 12% 8%
6-10% 12% 7% 9% 10% 8%
11-15% 24% 6% 12% 10% 8%
16-20% 17% 7% 19% 7% 9%
21-25% 9% 6% 11% 6% 7%
26-30% 13% 5% 6% 6% 6%
Over 30% 11% 22% 20% 23% 21%
Don't Know 7% 37% 10% 20% 29%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


Note: Different jurisdictions collect tax revenues at different times in their fiscal year and may have different general fund balance levels at these different times, compared to the end of the fiscal year. These data should be used with caution when comparing across jurisdiction types. Comparing trends across years for each jurisdiction type may be more informative.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Approximately what was your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures at the end of its last fiscal year? 0% or Less 5% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3%
1-5% 9% 9% 3% 4% 7% 8%
6-10% 9% 7% 4% 9% 13% 8%
11-15% 5% 8% 8% 10% 23% 8%
16-20% 5% 8% 19% 14% 18% 9%
21-25% 6% 8% 9% 6% 8% 7%
26-30% 5% 6% 9% 8% 7% 6%
Over 30% 18% 21% 32% 32% 18% 21%
Don't Know 37% 32% 16% 14% 2% 29%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  MI regions based on State of the State Survey Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Approximately what was your jurisdiction's unreserved general fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures at the end of its last fiscal year? 0% or Less 6% 1% 2% 4% 3% 3% 3%
1-5% 10% 7% 8% 8% 9% 7% 8%
6-10% 13% 7% 6% 10% 7% 7% 8%
11-15% 5% 8% 10% 7% 8% 9% 8%
16-20% 9% 6% 11% 5% 9% 14% 9%
21-25% 4% 11% 5% 7% 7% 9% 7%
26-30% 4% 6% 6% 4% 10% 5% 6%
Over 30% 18% 18% 19% 17% 27% 29% 21%
Don't Know 30% 35% 32% 38% 23% 16% 29%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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