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Gaines, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Gaines had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016. Gaines 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 Gaines is located at latitude 42.8726 and longitude -83.9111 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gaines (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Village of Gaines (GNIS ID: 2398935) 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 Gaines is located within Township of Gaines, a minor civil division (MCD) of Genesee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaines population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaines: Gaines Station, Gaines Village.

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Gaines, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 367
Population in Households 367
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 987
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $135,345
Average Home Value $154,444


Median Household Income $59,017
Average Household Income $65,833
Per Capita Income $24,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.55%
Households -0.31% -0.4%
Families 2.88% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

Gaines, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaines 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 # 585 16th
Population Density1 # 334 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 610 12th
Median Household Income # 98 86th
Per Capita Income # 263 62nd

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