Carson City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carson City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Carson City had a population of 1,107 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Carson City is located at latitude 43.1815 and longitude -84.8452 in Montcalm County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montcalm County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Carson City (GNIS ID: 1626036) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Carson City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,107
Population in Households 1,078
Population in Familes 885
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 1,067
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $87,057
Average Home Value $93,323


Median Household Income $40,840
Average Household Income $50,214
Per Capita Income $20,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.27%
Households 0.5% 0.39%
Families 2.72% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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, 2015 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 # 413 40th
Population Density1 # 302 57th
Diversity Index2 # 385 45th
Median Household Income # 408 41st
Per Capita Income # 475 32nd

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