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Alba, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Alba Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Antrim County at latitude 44.9786 and longitude -84.9695. Antrim County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The formal official name is the Alba Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alba, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alba indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Alba Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Alba, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 315
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 116
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $87,745
Average Home Value $96,028


Median Household Income $40,214
Average Household Income $50,571
Per Capita Income $20,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.56% 1.06%
Households 1.8% 1.11%
Families 2.57% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.


Alba, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alba to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 606 12th
Population Density1 # 655 5th
Diversity Index2 # 591 15th
Median Household Income # 411 41st
Per Capita Income # 453 35th

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