Watersmeet, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watersmeet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2016. Watersmeet ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Watersmeet is located at latitude 46.2953 and longitude -89.2061 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the Watersmeet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628673) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watersmeet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gogebic County.

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


Total Population 407
Population in Households 406
Population in Familes 320
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $92,308
Average Home Value $153,261


Median Household Income $40,962
Average Household Income $53,086
Per Capita Income $23,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.8% -0.75%
Households -0.64% -0.59%
Families -0.72% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Watersmeet, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watersmeet 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 # 570 18th
Population Density1 # 687 1st
Diversity Index2 # 66 90th
Median Household Income # 425 39th
Per Capita Income # 309 55th

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