Northport, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northport, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Northport had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2016. Northport 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 Northport is located at latitude 45.1303 and longitude -85.6177 in Leelanau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Northport (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Leelanau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Village of Northport (GNIS ID: 2399528) 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 Northport is located within Township of Leelanau, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leelanau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northport 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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Northport, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 535
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 324
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (38.4%)
Median Home Value $282,609
Average Home Value $423,673


Median Household Income $61,160
Average Household Income $92,977
Per Capita Income $44,958
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.41%
Households 0.25% 0.31%
Families 2.16% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Northport, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northport 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 # 524 24th
Population Density1 # 582 16th
Diversity Index2 # 304 57th
Median Household Income # 81 88th
Per Capita Income # 29 96th

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