Crystal Falls, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crystal Falls, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Crystal Falls had a population of 1,459 as of July 1, 2015. Crystal Falls 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 Crystal Falls is located at latitude 46.0902 and longitude -88.3214 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crystal Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,473 feet.

The City of Crystal Falls (GNIS ID: 1626146) 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 Crystal Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Crystal Falls, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,459
Population in Households 1,419
Population in Familes 1,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 420
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 698
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $64,272
Average Home Value $71,199


Median Household Income $38,659
Average Household Income $46,323
Per Capita Income $21,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% 0.1%
Households -0.05% 0.2%
Families 0.0% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Crystal Falls, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crystal Falls to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 361 48th
Population Density1 # 544 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 591 15th
Median Household Income # 476 31st
Per Capita Income # 343 51st

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