Gladwin, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gladwin, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gladwin had a population of 2,955 as of July 1, 2016. Gladwin 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 Gladwin is located at latitude 43.984 and longitude -84.4872 in Gladwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gladwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gladwin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Gladwin (GNIS ID: 1626357) 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 Gladwin 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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Gladwin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,955
Population in Households 2,824
Population in Familes 2,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 1,022
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,262
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 818 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $93,034
Average Home Value $105,776


Median Household Income $32,777
Average Household Income $44,042
Per Capita Income $18,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.09%
Households 0.01% 0.02%
Families 1.49% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Gladwin, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gladwin 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 # 239 66th
Population Density1 # 318 54th
Diversity Index2 # 599 14th
Median Household Income # 618 11th
Per Capita Income # 582 16th

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