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Alpha, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Alpha is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Iron County at latitude 46.044 and longitude -88.3784. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Alpha 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 Alpha (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 145
Population in Households 127
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 154
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 1.48
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $73,214
Average Home Value $88,176


Median Household Income $36,050
Average Household Income $44,392
Per Capita Income $20,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.14%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 9.5% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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, 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 # 672 3rd
Population Density1 # 642 7th
Diversity Index2 # 684 1st
Median Household Income # 554 20th
Per Capita Income # 418 40th

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