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Montague, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Montague had a population of 2,382 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Montague is located at latitude 43.4133 and longitude -86.3643 in Muskegon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montague (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Muskegon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Montague (GNIS ID: 1626757) 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 Montague 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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Montague, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,382
Population in Households 2,382
Population in Familes 1,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 912
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,021
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $114,247
Average Home Value $190,691


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $57,690
Per Capita Income $24,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.27%
Families 0.78% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Montague, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montague 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 # 272 61st
Population Density1 # 366 47th
Diversity Index2 # 321 53rd
Median Household Income # 246 64th
Per Capita Income # 257 63rd

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