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The Village of Elk Rapids had a population of 1,663 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Rapids is located at latitude 44.898 and longitude -85.4045 in Antrim County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elk Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Antrim County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Elk Rapids (GNIS ID: 2398804) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Elk Rapids is located within Township of Elk Rapids, a minor civil division (MCD) of Antrim County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Rapids: Stevens.

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


Total Population 1,663
Population in Households 1,653
Population in Familes 1,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 801
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 597 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $227,134
Average Home Value $307,346


Median Household Income $52,013
Average Household Income $72,487
Per Capita Income $33,450
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.29%
Households 0.2% 0.3%
Families 1.26% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Elk Rapids, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Rapids 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 # 340 51st
Population Density1 # 326 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 488 29th
Median Household Income # 195 72nd
Per Capita Income # 81 88th

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