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Carson City, Michigan - Basic Facts

Carson City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Carson City.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montcalm County at latitude 43.177 and longitude -84.8464. Montcalm County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Carson City (see map) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,089
Population in Households 1,060
Population in Familes 873
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 1,049
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $78,061
Average Home Value $84,970


Median Household Income $41,142
Average Household Income $49,546
Per Capita Income $19,664
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% -0.09%
Households 0.21% 0.04%
Families 2.98% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.12%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.


Carson City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson City 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 # 414 40th
Population Density1 # 304 56th
Diversity Index2 # 377 46th
Median Household Income # 381 45th
Per Capita Income # 497 28th

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