Saranac, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saranac, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Saranac is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ionia County at latitude 42.9273 and longitude -85.2095. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Saranac, but most people and references simply refer to it as Saranac, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Saranac indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Village of Saranac, MI Boundary Map


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Saranac, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,330
Population in Households 1,328
Population in Familes 1,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,156
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $92,749
Average Home Value $101,134


Median Household Income $53,061
Average Household Income $60,940
Per Capita Income $23,594
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.15%
Households 0.16% 0.17%
Families 5.11% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, 2014 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 # 377 46th
Population Density1 # 283 59th
Diversity Index2 # 534 23rd
Median Household Income # 138 80th
Per Capita Income # 260 63rd

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