Allegan, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Allegan, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Allegan had a population of 5,095 as of July 1, 2016. Allegan ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Allegan is located at latitude 42.5318 and longitude -85.8392 in Allegan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Allegan (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Allegan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Allegan (GNIS ID: 1625819) 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 Allegan 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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Allegan, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,095
Population in Households 4,905
Population in Familes 3,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 1,324
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,028
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,143 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 886 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $88,851
Average Home Value $125,372


Median Household Income $42,859
Average Household Income $51,562
Per Capita Income $20,884
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.58%
Households 0.34% 0.58%
Families 0.5% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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.

Allegan, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allegan 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 # 171 75th
Population Density1 # 245 65th
Diversity Index2 # 175 75th
Median Household Income # 376 46th
Per Capita Income # 457 34th

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