Carleton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carleton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Carleton had a population of 2,235 as of July 1, 2016. Carleton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Carleton is located at latitude 42.0572 and longitude -83.3898 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Carleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Carleton (GNIS ID: 2397554) 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 Carleton is located within Township of Ash, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

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


Total Population 2,235
Population in Households 2,235
Population in Familes 1,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,254
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 924
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 777 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $184,198
Average Home Value $214,865


Median Household Income $49,342
Average Household Income $59,698
Per Capita Income $24,499
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.55%
Households -0.49% -0.37%
Families -0.33% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Carleton, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carleton 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 # 280 60th
Population Density1 # 112 84th
Diversity Index2 # 557 20th
Median Household Income # 259 63rd
Per Capita Income # 253 64th

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