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Free Soil, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Free Soil is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mason County at latitude 44.1071 and longitude -86.211. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 686 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Free Soil, but most people and references simply refer to it as Free Soil, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Free Soil indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Free Soil (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Free Soil: Freesoil.

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Free Soil, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 147
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $106,897


Median Household Income $41,791
Average Household Income $52,532
Per Capita Income $21,945
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.4%
Households 0.73% 0.6%
Families 3.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.65%
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.


Free Soil, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Free Soil to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 671 3rd
Population Density1 # 648 7th
Diversity Index2 # 308 56th
Median Household Income # 355 49th
Per Capita Income # 338 51st

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