Madison Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Madison Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Madison Heights had a population of 29,701 as of July 1, 2016. Madison Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Madison Heights is located at latitude 42.5073 and longitude -83.1034 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Madison Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Madison Heights (GNIS ID: 1626663) 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 Madison Heights 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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Madison Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,701
Population in Households 29,545
Population in Familes 22,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density1 4,191
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 12,688
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,412
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,102 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,586 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,156 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $98,582
Average Home Value $106,377


Median Household Income $45,303
Average Household Income $56,814
Per Capita Income $24,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.31%
Households -0.03% 0.3%
Families -0.28% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Madison Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison Heights 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 # 37 95th
Population Density1 # 29 96th
Diversity Index2 # 103 85th
Median Household Income # 317 54th
Per Capita Income # 256 63rd

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