Mecosta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mecosta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Mecosta had a population of 449 as of July 1, 2016. Mecosta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Mecosta is located at latitude 43.6181 and longitude -85.23 in Mecosta County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mecosta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mecosta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Village of Mecosta (GNIS ID: 2399303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mecosta is located within Township of Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mecosta County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 449
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $75,833
Average Home Value $100,595
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,476
Average Household Income $41,025
Per Capita Income $15,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.22%
Households -0.1% -0.12%
Families -0.13% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Mecosta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecosta 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 # 552 20th
Population Density1 # 554 20th
Diversity Index2 # 176 75th
Median Household Income # 622 10th
Per Capita Income # 664 4th

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