Imlay City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Imlay City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Imlay City had a population of 3,816 as of July 1, 2017. Imlay City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Imlay City is located at latitude 43.0169 and longitude -83.0764 in Lapeer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Imlay City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lapeer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Imlay City (GNIS ID: 1626510) 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 Imlay City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Imlay City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,816
Daytime Population: Workers 3,895
Daytime Population: Residents 2,042
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 3,804
Population in Familes 3,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,611
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $36,916
Average Household Income $48,941
Per Capita Income $18,415


Total Housing Units 1,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 780 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $108,654


Total Households 1,429
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 872
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.82% 0.56%
Households 0.73% 0.57%
Families 0.5% 0.43%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Imlay City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Imlay City to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 211 70th
Population Density # 186 73rd
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 582 16th
Per Capita Income # 625 10th

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