Litchfield, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Litchfield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Litchfield had a population of 1,296 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Litchfield is located at latitude 42.0402 and longitude -84.7522 in Hillsdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Litchfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Hillsdale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Litchfield (GNIS ID: 1626628) 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 Litchfield 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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Litchfield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,296
Population in Households 1,285
Population in Familes 1,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 534
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $106,579
Average Home Value $114,925


Median Household Income $44,096
Average Household Income $54,703
Per Capita Income $21,747
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.53%
Households -0.73% -0.45%
Families 0.48% -0.54%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Litchfield, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Litchfield 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 # 385 45th
Population Density1 # 511 26th
Diversity Index2 # 491 29th
Median Household Income # 349 50th
Per Capita Income # 401 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.