Indian River, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Indian River, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Indian River Census Designated Place had a population of 1,902 as of July 1, 2016. Indian River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Indian River is located at latitude 45.4339 and longitude -84.6217 in Cheboygan County. The formal boundaries for the Indian River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.87 sq. miles and a water area of 7.36 sq. miles. Cheboygan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Indian River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393063) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Indian River Census Designated Place is located within Township of Tuscarora, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheboygan County.

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


Total Population 1,902
Population in Households 1,902
Population in Familes 1,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 148
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 895
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 836 (48.3%)
Median Home Value $165,455
Average Home Value $247,234


Median Household Income $51,559
Average Household Income $66,107
Per Capita Income $30,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.34%
Households -0.32% -0.22%
Families -0.22% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Indian River, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian River 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 # 308 56th
Population Density1 # 646 7th
Diversity Index2 # 545 22nd
Median Household Income # 207 70th
Per Capita Income # 119 83rd

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