Kingsford, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kingsford, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Kingsford had a population of 5,051 as of July 1, 2016. Kingsford 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 Kingsford is located at latitude 45.8064 and longitude -88.1004 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingsford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Kingsford (GNIS ID: 1626561) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 5,051
Population in Households 4,851
Population in Familes 3,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density1 1,169
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,219
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,657 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 562 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $79,018
Average Home Value $113,103


Median Household Income $39,132
Average Household Income $51,096
Per Capita Income $23,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.2%
Households -0.04% -0.06%
Families -0.21% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Kingsford, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingsford 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 # 172 75th
Population Density1 # 283 59th
Diversity Index2 # 603 13th
Median Household Income # 486 30th
Per Capita Income # 317 54th

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