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Dryden, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Dryden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lapeer County at latitude 42.9456 and longitude -83.124. Lapeer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dryden 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 Village of Dryden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,024
Population in Households 1,021
Population in Familes 906
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 931
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (88.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $142,623
Average Home Value $160,534


Median Household Income $65,949
Average Household Income $76,503
Per Capita Income $27,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.76% 1.18%
Households 2.16% 1.35%
Families 4.3% 1.25%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.

Dryden, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dryden 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 # 424 39th
Population Density1 # 354 49th
Diversity Index2 # 638 8th
Median Household Income # 48 93rd
Per Capita Income # 135 81st

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