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The Village of Alpha had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2016. Alpha ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Alpha is located at latitude 46.044 and longitude -88.3784 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alpha (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

The Village of Alpha (GNIS ID: 2397944) 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 Alpha is located within Township of Mastodon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iron County.

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


Total Population 148
Population in Households 130
Population in Familes 96
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 157
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 1.48
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $144,551


Median Household Income $34,197
Average Household Income $49,052
Per Capita Income $24,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.0%
Households 0.56% 0.23%
Families 6.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Alpha, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpha 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 # 672 3rd
Population Density1 # 642 7th
Diversity Index2 # 673 3rd
Median Household Income # 597 14th
Per Capita Income # 271 61st

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