Gwinn, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gwinn, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Gwinn Census Designated Place had a population of 1,894 as of July 1, 2016. Gwinn 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 Gwinn is located at latitude 46.2986 and longitude -87.434 in Marquette County. The formal boundaries for the Gwinn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The Gwinn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393036) 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 Gwinn Census Designated Place is located within Township of Forsyth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marquette County.

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


Total Population 1,894
Population in Households 1,894
Population in Familes 1,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 559
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 670 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $87,167
Average Home Value $101,975


Median Household Income $45,857
Average Household Income $57,357
Per Capita Income $25,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.07%
Households 0.02% 0.07%
Families -0.26% -0.07%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.

Gwinn, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gwinn 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 # 310 55th
Population Density1 # 562 19th
Diversity Index2 # 326 53rd
Median Household Income # 304 56th
Per Capita Income # 221 68th

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