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The City of Bad Axe had a population of 3,053 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bad Axe is located at latitude 43.8038 and longitude -82.9983 in Huron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bad Axe (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Bad Axe (GNIS ID: 1625872) 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 Bad Axe 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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Bad Axe, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,053
Population in Households 2,914
Population in Familes 2,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 1,350
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,337
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 738
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 505 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $85,591
Average Home Value $106,130


Median Household Income $31,786
Average Household Income $45,367
Per Capita Income $20,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.37%
Households -0.25% -0.3%
Families -0.47% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Bad Axe, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bad Axe 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 # 235 66th
Population Density1 # 235 66th
Diversity Index2 # 386 44th
Median Household Income # 631 9th
Per Capita Income # 455 34th

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