Munising, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Munising, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Munising had a population of 2,490 as of July 1, 2016. Munising ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Munising is located at latitude 46.4309 and longitude -86.6194 in Alger County. The formal boundaries for the City of Munising (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.25 sq. miles and a water area of 3.78 sq. miles. Alger County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Munising (GNIS ID: 1626780) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Munising population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,490
Population in Households 2,335
Population in Familes 1,749
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density1 474
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,079
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $98,981
Average Home Value $135,235


Median Household Income $37,212
Average Household Income $51,252
Per Capita Income $23,048
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.52%
Households 0.72% 0.42%
Families 0.97% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Munising, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Munising to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 263 62nd
Population Density1 # 527 24th
Diversity Index2 # 203 71st
Median Household Income # 534 23rd
Per Capita Income # 319 54th

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