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Stanwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Stanwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mecosta County at latitude 43.5804 and longitude -85.4482. Mecosta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Stanwood 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 Stanwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 209
Population in Households 209
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 855
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $108,871


Median Household Income $41,673
Average Household Income $49,286
Per Capita Income $16,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.22% -0.29%
Households -0.31% -0.27%
Families -0.81% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Stanwood, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanwood 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 # 651 6th
Population Density1 # 377 46th
Diversity Index2 # 503 27th
Median Household Income # 362 48th
Per Capita Income # 645 7th

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