Manistee, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manistee, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Manistee had a population of 6,271 as of July 1, 2016. Manistee ranks in the upper 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 Manistee is located at latitude 44.2453 and longitude -86.3275 in Manistee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manistee (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 1.17 sq. miles. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 656 feet.

The City of Manistee (GNIS ID: 1626666) 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 Manistee 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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Manistee, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,271
Population in Households 6,192
Population in Familes 4,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 1,907
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 2,854
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,738 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,116 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $98,542
Average Home Value $141,480


Median Household Income $39,809
Average Household Income $51,437
Per Capita Income $23,718
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.15%
Households 0.21% 0.24%
Families -0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Manistee, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manistee 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 # 151 78th
Population Density1 # 144 79th
Diversity Index2 # 183 74th
Median Household Income # 457 34th
Per Capita Income # 288 59th

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