Arenac County MI Information


Arenac County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,817
Population in Households 15,610
Population in Familes 12,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 6,634
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,447
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,467 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,167 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,277 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $95,174
Average Home Value $133,807


Median Household Income $38,138
Average Household Income $50,203
Per Capita Income $21,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.13%
Households -0.16% -0.18%
Families -0.33% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.


Arenac County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arenac 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 # 68 19th
Population Density1 # 56 34th
Diversity Index2 # 65 24th
Median Household Income # 69 18th
Per Capita Income # 66 22nd

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