Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2014 Data Tables

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Q24. Different local jurisdictions manage their unreserved general fund balances in different ways depending on their specific circumstances. Despite these differences, we're interested in tracking overall changes in these balances over time. 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 1% 3% 2% 1% 2%
1-10% 10% 9% 11% 10% 10%
11-20% 34% 11% 23% 9% 13%
21-30% 30% 10% 29% 9% 13%
31-40% 9% 6% 13% 8% 8%
41-50% 3% 5% 5% 3% 5%
51-60% 3% 4% 3% 6% 4%
61-70% 4% 3% 0% 4% 3%
71-80% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
81-90% 0% 2% 0% 4% 2%
91-100% 0% 3% 1% 3% 3%
Over 100% 1% 10% 2% 7% 8%
Don't Know 5% 32% 8% 34% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size 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 3% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2%
1-10% 10% 10% 7% 7% 14% 10%
11-20% 9% 13% 11% 21% 36% 13%
21-30% 8% 14% 20% 19% 23% 13%
31-40% 5% 10% 10% 6% 10% 8%
41-50% 4% 5% 8% 7% 1% 5%
51-60% 4% 4% 2% 8% 2% 4%
61-70% 3% 3% 1% 4% 2% 3%
71-80% 2% 2% 4% 1% 0% 2%
81-90% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%
91-100% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 3%
Over 100% 8% 6% 14% 12% 2% 8%
Don't Know 39% 26% 21% 6% 6% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan 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 1% 1% 3% 2% 3% 3% 2%
1-10% 13% 13% 8% 10% 6% 10% 10%
11-20% 13% 11% 11% 13% 15% 18% 13%
21-30% 18% 12% 11% 12% 15% 14% 13%
31-40% 5% 8% 6% 8% 9% 10% 8%
41-50% 2% 9% 6% 3% 4% 5% 5%
51-60% 2% 6% 4% 5% 4% 4% 4%
61-70% 4% 1% 3% 4% 4% 1% 3%
71-80% 1% 2% 3% 0% 4% 2% 2%
81-90% 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2%
91-100% 2% 3% 4% 4% 1% 2% 3%
Over 100% 7% 5% 7% 10% 8% 10% 8%
Don't Know 32% 28% 32% 29% 27% 18% 27%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.