Petoskey, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Petoskey had a population of 5,828 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Petoskey is located at latitude 45.3648 and longitude -85.0107 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petoskey (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Petoskey (GNIS ID: 1626898) 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 Petoskey 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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Petoskey, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,828
Population in Households 5,548
Population in Familes 3,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density1 1,139
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,590
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,336
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,289 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 934 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $189,918
Average Home Value $278,372


Median Household Income $42,566
Average Household Income $63,307
Per Capita Income $28,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.54%
Households 0.33% 0.49%
Families 0.21% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Petoskey, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petoskey 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 # 159 77th
Population Density1 # 289 58th
Diversity Index2 # 216 69th
Median Household Income # 380 45th
Per Capita Income # 143 79th

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