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The Village of Alanson had a population of 798 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Alanson is located at latitude 45.4425 and longitude -84.7869 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alanson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Alanson (GNIS ID: 2397921) 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 Alanson is located within Township of Littlefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 798
Population in Households 792
Population in Familes 651
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 808
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $125,820
Average Home Value $150,646


Median Household Income $45,738
Average Household Income $52,978
Per Capita Income $21,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.13%
Households 1.16% 1.07%
Families 1.82% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Alanson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alanson 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 # 476 31st
Population Density1 # 395 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 392 43rd
Median Household Income # 308 56th
Per Capita Income # 435 37th

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