Mecosta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mecosta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Mecosta had a population of 460 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Mecosta, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 460
Daytime Population: Workers 116
Daytime Population: Residents 300
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $32,745
Average Household Income $42,166
Per Capita Income $16,004


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $78,448
Average Home Value $109,524


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.0%
Households 0.17% 0.12%
Families 0.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2017 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 # 546 21st
Population Density # 549 21st
Diversity Index # 165 76th
Median Household Income # 639 8th
Per Capita Income # 668 4th

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