Gaastra, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Gaastra had a population of 341 as of July 1, 2016. Gaastra 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 Gaastra is located at latitude 46.0557 and longitude -88.605 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaastra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,621 feet.

The City of Gaastra (GNIS ID: 1626327) 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 Gaastra 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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Gaastra, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 341
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $70,946
Average Home Value $109,565


Median Household Income $32,883
Average Household Income $43,187
Per Capita Income $20,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.24%
Households -0.11% -0.13%
Families -2.33% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Gaastra, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaastra 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 # 592 15th
Population Density1 # 622 10th
Diversity Index2 # 524 25th
Median Household Income # 614 11th
Per Capita Income # 462 33rd

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