Luther, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Luther, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Luther had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2016. Luther ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Luther is located at latitude 44.0388 and longitude -85.683 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Luther (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The Village of Luther (GNIS ID: 2399204) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Luther is located within Township of Newkirk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Luther population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Luther: Wilson.

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Luther, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 309
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 336
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $76,220
Average Home Value $106,522


Median Household Income $32,559
Average Household Income $42,013
Per Capita Income $18,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.52%
Households -0.24% -0.3%
Families 0.93% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Luther, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Luther 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 # 609 12th
Population Density1 # 576 17th
Diversity Index2 # 364 47th
Median Household Income # 621 10th
Per Capita Income # 609 12th

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