Crystal Falls, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crystal Falls, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Crystal Falls is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Iron County at latitude 46.0902 and longitude -88.3214. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,473 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Crystal Falls 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 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.

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


Total Population 1,470
Population in Households 1,430
Population in Familes 1,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 423
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 569 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $62,546
Average Home Value $68,882


Median Household Income $38,921
Average Household Income $48,242
Per Capita Income $23,017
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.2%
Households 0.3% -0.08%
Families 0.41% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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, 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 # 358 48th
Population Density1 # 545 21st
Diversity Index2 # 634 8th
Median Household Income # 451 35th
Per Capita Income # 290 58th

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