Northview, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northview, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Northview Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Kent County at latitude 43.0398 and longitude -85.6034. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The formal official name is the Northview Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Northview, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Northview indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Northview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles.

Northview Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map


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


Total Population 14,536
Population in Households 14,529
Population in Familes 11,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,406
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 6,008
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,979
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,418 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,590 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 381 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $146,066
Average Home Value $160,791


Median Household Income $55,015
Average Household Income $65,212
Per Capita Income $26,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% 0.5%
Households 0.2% 0.56%
Families -0.02% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Northview, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northview 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 # 73 90th
Population Density1 # 223 68th
Diversity Index2 # 196 72nd
Median Household Income # 106 85th
Per Capita Income # 154 78th

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