Potterville, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potterville, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Potterville had a population of 2,694 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Potterville is located at latitude 42.6291 and longitude -84.745 in Eaton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Potterville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Eaton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Potterville (GNIS ID: 1626939) 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 Potterville 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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Potterville, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,694
Population in Households 2,686
Population in Familes 2,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,600
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 722
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $114,562
Average Home Value $134,079


Median Household Income $51,383
Average Household Income $61,542
Per Capita Income $22,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.48%
Households 0.55% 0.54%
Families 0.45% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Potterville, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potterville 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 # 253 64th
Population Density1 # 185 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 205 71st
Median Household Income # 212 70th
Per Capita Income # 327 53rd

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