Baraga, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Baraga had a population of 2,062 as of July 1, 2016. Baraga 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 Baraga is located at latitude 46.7754 and longitude -88.5012 in Baraga County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Baraga (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Baraga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Village of Baraga (GNIS ID: 2398031) 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 Baraga is located within Township of Baraga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baraga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baraga 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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Baraga, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,062
Population in Households 1,291
Population in Familes 996
Population in Group Qrtrs 771
Population Density1 951
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 327
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $85,948
Average Home Value $96,484


Median Household Income $33,492
Average Household Income $44,166
Per Capita Income $14,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.2%
Households 0.15% -0.11%
Families 0.86% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Baraga, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baraga 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 # 294 58th
Population Density1 # 346 50th
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 605 13th
Per Capita Income # 679 2nd

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