Brethren, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brethren, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Brethren Census Designated Place had a population of 408 as of July 1, 2015. Brethren ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Brethren is located at latitude 44.2926 and longitude -86.0102 in Manistee County. The formal boundaries for the Brethren Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The Brethren Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583723) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brethren Census Designated Place is located within Township of Dickson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Manistee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brethren population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Brethren, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 408
Population in Households 408
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (35.3%)
Median Home Value $123,684
Average Home Value $152,167


Median Household Income $35,550
Average Household Income $43,416
Per Capita Income $18,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.15%
Households 0.22% 0.35%
Families 1.97% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.


Brethren, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brethren to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 567 18th
Population Density1 # 649 6th
Diversity Index2 # 583 16th
Median Household Income # 574 17th
Per Capita Income # 573 17th

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