Lowell, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lowell, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Lowell had a population of 3,860 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lowell is located at latitude 42.9346 and longitude -85.3462 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Lowell (GNIS ID: 1626644) 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 Lowell 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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Lowell, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,860
Population in Households 3,723
Population in Familes 3,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 1,343
Diversity Index2 17
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 997
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 957 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 531 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $117,736
Average Home Value $151,722
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,418
Average Household Income $57,663
Per Capita Income $22,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.71%
Households 0.34% 0.69%
Families 0.57% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Lowell, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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 # 208 70th
Population Density1 # 237 66th
Diversity Index2 # 313 55th
Median Household Income # 256 63rd
Per Capita Income # 330 52nd

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