Michigan Groundwater and Water Well Statistics
Few states can accurately or confidentially determine how many residential wells are in place. For each region, the American Housing Survey by the U.S. Census provides regional data.
Michigan is found in the Midwest, along with these other states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
The last American Housing Survey Census indicates this region had 3,990,0002 households served by residential wells, with an average of 2.523 persons per household. The USGS estimates the population of self-supplied water supply users in Michigan to be 2,600,000, with 100% of their supply from groundwater.
- 1,075 community water systems use groundwater for 1,683,200 people
- 1,302 non-community, non-transient water systems use groundwater for 306,500 people
- 7,921 non-community, transient water systems use groundwater for 1,117,600 people
- 7,550 irrigation wells used serving 2,820 farms and 467,000 acres