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Marquette, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Marquette had a population of 21,382 as of July 1, 2016. Marquette 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 Marquette is located at latitude 46.5507 and longitude -87.3958 in Marquette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marquette (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.41 sq. miles and a water area of 8.13 sq. miles. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Marquette (GNIS ID: 1626697) 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 Marquette 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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Marquette, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,382
Population in Households 17,223
Population in Familes 10,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,159
Population Density1 1,873
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 8,515
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 3,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,975 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,540 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $162,428
Average Home Value $185,356


Median Household Income $38,319
Average Household Income $54,360
Per Capita Income $23,156
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.09%
Households 0.37% 0.26%
Families 0.07% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Marquette, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marquette 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 # 55 92nd
Population Density1 # 151 78th
Diversity Index2 # 236 66th
Median Household Income # 510 26th
Per Capita Income # 314 55th

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