Galien, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Galien, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Galien had a population of 587 as of July 1, 2016. Galien ranks in the lower 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 Galien is located at latitude 41.8016 and longitude -86.4996 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Galien (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The Village of Galien (GNIS ID: 2398938) 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 Galien is located within Township of Galien, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

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


Total Population 587
Population in Households 587
Population in Familes 451
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,415
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $85,366
Average Home Value $114,973


Median Household Income $42,964
Average Household Income $54,354
Per Capita Income $22,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.8%
Households 1.03% 0.73%
Families 1.94% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Galien, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galien 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 # 510 26th
Population Density1 # 225 68th
Diversity Index2 # 567 18th
Median Household Income # 374 46th
Per Capita Income # 372 46th

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