Wacousta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wacousta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Wacousta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2016. Wacousta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wacousta is located at latitude 42.8169 and longitude -84.6908 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Wacousta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Wacousta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583768) 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 Wacousta Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Watertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

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


Total Population 1,425
Population in Households 1,423
Population in Familes 1,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 573
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (89.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 ( 4.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $224,750
Average Home Value $296,572


Median Household Income $81,652
Average Household Income $96,271
Per Capita Income $37,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.06%
Households 0.03% 0.14%
Families 0.39% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Wacousta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wacousta 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 # 364 48th
Population Density1 # 641 8th
Diversity Index2 # 329 53rd
Median Household Income # 25 97th
Per Capita Income # 44 94th

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