Grand Blanc, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grand Blanc, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Blanc had a population of 7,904 as of July 1, 2016. Grand Blanc ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Grand Blanc is located at latitude 42.9285 and longitude -83.6169 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Blanc (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Grand Blanc (GNIS ID: 1626367) 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 Grand Blanc 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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Grand Blanc, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,904
Population in Households 7,764
Population in Familes 5,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 2,187
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 3,422
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,931 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,492 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $160,882
Average Home Value $194,951


Median Household Income $51,314
Average Household Income $75,363
Per Capita Income $33,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.57%
Households -0.66% -0.49%
Families -0.9% -0.65%
Median Household Income   4.32%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

Grand Blanc, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Blanc 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 # 132 81st
Population Density1 # 121 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 107 85th
Median Household Income # 214 69th
Per Capita Income # 86 88th

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