Saranac, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saranac, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Saranac had a population of 1,357 as of July 1, 2016. Saranac 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 Saranac is located at latitude 42.9273 and longitude -85.2095 in Ionia County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Saranac (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Village of Saranac (GNIS ID: 2399184) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Saranac is located within Township of Boston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ionia County.

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


Total Population 1,357
Population in Households 1,356
Population in Familes 1,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,179
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 583
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $156,476
Average Home Value $161,194


Median Household Income $55,301
Average Household Income $65,148
Per Capita Income $24,304
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.5%
Households 0.28% 0.44%
Families 3.57% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Saranac, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saranac 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 # 373 46th
Population Density1 # 280 60th
Diversity Index2 # 575 17th
Median Household Income # 137 80th
Per Capita Income # 262 62nd

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