East Tawas, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of East Tawas had a population of 2,672 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for East Tawas is located at latitude 44.2908 and longitude -83.4838 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Tawas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of East Tawas (GNIS ID: 1626209) 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 East Tawas 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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East Tawas, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,672
Population in Households 2,608
Population in Familes 1,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 940
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,280
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 732
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 916 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $98,834
Average Home Value $132,697


Median Household Income $42,484
Average Household Income $55,493
Per Capita Income $26,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.39%
Households -0.64% -0.3%
Families -0.51% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

East Tawas, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Tawas 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 # 256 63rd
Population Density1 # 347 50th
Diversity Index2 # 352 49th
Median Household Income # 383 45th
Per Capita Income # 186 73rd

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