Vital Statistics
  • While a primary purpose for collection of vital records is to record information on vital events for legal purposes, vital records files also serve as an important source for statistical information. Vital statistics data developed from these records can be accessed through the links below for the full range of vital events including births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Basic counts for the number of events, rates and detailed cross tabulations are provided. Statistical information for Michigan with national comparisons are included along with extensive data at the county and community level.

    County and State Health Statistics Profiles
    Profiles of county and state vital events statistics are presented in a one page summary form for each county and the state as a whole. The profiles contain those data most often requested of the Vital Records & Health Statistics Section.

Vital statistics representing an average day in Michigan.
Natality, abortion and pregnacy statistical tables. Including, tables of birth characteristics, birthweights, prenatal care and pregnancies for individual counties and cities in Michigan.
Michigan's annual infant mortality report. Infant death rates and counts for the state, health district, county and city.
Mortality statistical tables, including counts and rates of leading causes of death for Michigan, by health district, county and city. This page also includes Michigan life tables and years of potential life lost.
Michigan marriage and divorce numbers and rates, along with number of prior marriages, children affected by divorce and other characteristics.
Counts of the top baby names for 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2009.
Detailed mortality tables by external causes of death.
Historical annuals from 1950 to 1998; infant death reports, birth defects reports, abortion reports from 2005 to the present; fetal death counts and numerous health statistics spreadsheets accumulated since 1989 to the present.