Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2010 Data Tables

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Q19: General fund balance as a percentage of expenditures at FY end

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
General fund balance as a percentage of expenditures at FY end 0% 0% 2% 2% 2% 2%
1-5% 12% 8% 8% 11% 9%
6-10% 14% 10% 8% 14% 10%
11-15% 22% 8% 17% 9% 11%
16-20% 17% 9% 21% 9% 11%
Over 20% 24% 34% 36% 32% 33%
Don't Know 11% 29% 8% 23% 24%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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 Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
General fund balance as a percentage of expenditures at FY end 0% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2%
1-5% 8% 9% 6% 11% 12% 9%
6-10% 12% 9% 10% 10% 8% 10%
11-15% 8% 9% 10% 13% 29% 11%
16-20% 10% 12% 7% 15% 20% 11%
Over 20% 27% 33% 54% 44% 26% 33%
Don't Know 32% 26% 12% 6% 3% 24%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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
General fund balance as a percentage of expenditures at FY end 0% 5% 2% 0% 5% 2% 1% 2%
1-5% 10% 7% 12% 8% 7% 8% 9%
6-10% 12% 10% 11% 12% 10% 8% 10%
11-15% 9% 11% 10% 9% 8% 14% 11%
16-20% 13% 6% 15% 12% 10% 12% 11%
Over 20% 25% 35% 28% 30% 36% 43% 33%
Don't Know 26% 29% 24% 24% 27% 14% 24%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

This page revised January 16, 2012.

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