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Autos Drive Michigan Forward

203,805 Total Auto Jobs in Michigan
3.57% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
Total Labor Income Annually
Total Car Sales in 2018
Total New Car Sold in 2018

Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

Total State Tax revenue
Percent of State Tax Revenue
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
Corporate Profits Tax
State Income Taxes




By Body Style

By Powertrain

The Michigan average age of vehicles is 10.71 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases


Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

By Powertrain

$406.15 Billion Total Imports
$219.22 Billion Total Exports
$42.39 Billion Total Imports
$25.02 Billion Total Exports
Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
Gasoline Stations 5821
Electric Charging Stations 400
Biodiesel Stations 2
Compressed Natural Gas Stations 11
Hydrogen Stations 1
Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 0
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 91


$33,992 Average MSRP Per New Car


$54,909 Median Household Income


$4,576 Median Monthly Household Income


$518 Median Monthly New Car Payment


11.31% Monthly Car Payment As A Percent Of Monthly Income (%)

Commuting to Work

Automakers' Facilities

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Detroit High Velocity Center Brownstown Twp 89
Michigan Proving Grounds Bruce Twp 137
Dearborn Area Campus Dearborn 20964
Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant Dearborn 800
Dearborn Engine Plant Dearborn 400
Dearborn Stamping Plant Dearborn 1800
Dearborn Truck Plant Dearborn 4300
Flat Rock Assembly Plant Flat Rock 3300
Livonia Transmission Plant Livonia 1900
National Parts Distribution Center Livonia 114
Brownstown Parts Redist Center Romulus 491
Sterling Axle Plant Sterling Heights 2200
Van Dyke Transmission Plant Sterling Heights 1400
Michigan Assembly Plant Wayne 3400
Woodhaven Stamping Plant Woodhaven 400
Rawsonville Plant Ypsilanti 700

General Motors

Location Employees
Bay City Powertrain - Global Propulsion Systems Bay City 498
Brownstown Battery Plant Brownstown Township 67
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Flint Engineering Lab Flint
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Processing Center -- Davison Road Burton
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Processing Center -- Flint Flint
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Processing Center -- Ypsilanti Ypsilanti
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Redistro Center -- Lansing Lansing 281
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Redistro Center -- Pontiac Pontiac 384
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Redistro Center -- Willow Run Belleville 203
Customer Care & Aftersales HQ -- Grand Blanc Grand Blanc 1,321
Dealer Service & Warranty Operations Madison Heights
Detroit Renaissance Ctr Global HQ Detroit 5,813
Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Detroit 858
Durant-Dort Factory One Complex Flint
Flint Tool & Die Flint 339
GM Global Technical Center Warren 22,764
Global Propulsion Systems -- Wixom Wixom
Global Propulsion Systems HQ -- Engineering Center -- Pontiac Pontiac
Grand Rapids Operations -- Components Wyoming 1046
Lansing Delta Township Assembly & Stamping Lansing 2711
Lansing Grand River Assembly Lansing 1611
Milford Proving Ground Milford 5,151
Orion Assembly Lake Orion 1125
Pontiac Metal Center Pontiac 332
Romulus Powertrain - Global Propulsion Systems Romulus 1382
Saginaw Global Propulsion Systems Saginaw
Saginaw Metal Casting - Global Propulsion Systems Saginaw 476
GM Heritage Center Sterling Heights
Van Dyke Office Center Warren 812
Flint Assembly, Stamping and Global Propulsion Systems Flint 5,241
Warren Company Vehicle Operations Warren


Location Employees
Honda R&D Americas, LLC Ann Arbor 11
Honda R&D Americas, LLC Ann Arbor 3
Honda R&D Americas, LLC Southfield


Location Employees
Mazda Wixom Center Wixom 11


Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Farmington Hills 510
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Ann Arbor 40
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Redford 100

Nissan North America

Location Employees
Nissan Technical Center North America Farmington Hills 1,450


Location Employees
Stellantis US Headquarters & Technology Center Auburn Hills 1,335
Dundee Engine Plant Dundee 4,027
Jefferson North Assembly Plant Detroit 37
Mack Avenue Engine Complex Detroit 6,759
Mt. Elliott Tool & Die Detroit 669
Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Sterling Heights 1,796
Sterling Stamping Plant Sterling Heights 2,002
Trenton Engine Complex Trenton 67
Warren Stamping Plant Warren 54
Warren Truck Assembly Plant Warern 72
Great Lakes (Detroit) Business Center Detroit 1
Chelsea Proving Grounds Chelsea 273
Romulus High Velocity Center Romulus 85
Center Line Complex Center Line 145
Marysville Parts Distribution Center Marysville 51
Warren Complex Parts Distribution Center Warren

Subaru of America

Location Employees
Subaru Research & Development, Inc. Ann Arbor 0

Subaru of America, Inc.

Location Employees
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 0

Volkswagen Group of America

Location Employees
Volkswagen Group Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 1249
Volkswagen Credit Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 195