Alger County MI Information


Alger County Subdivisions

Alger County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,882
Population in Households 8,834
Population in Familes 6,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,048
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,962
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 2,489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,237 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 725 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,887 (42.2%)
Median Home Value $121,595
Average Home Value $150,247


Median Household Income $39,627
Average Household Income $51,801
Per Capita Income $22,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.24%
Households 0.26% 0.13%
Families 0.06% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alger County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alger County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 10th
Population Density1 # 77 8th
Diversity Index2 # 23 73rd
Median Household Income # 64 24th
Per Capita Income # 53 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.