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The Village of Pentwater had a population of 883 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pentwater is located at latitude 43.7796 and longitude -86.4299 in Oceana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pentwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Oceana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Village of Pentwater (GNIS ID: 2399651) 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 Pentwater is located within Township of Pentwater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oceana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pentwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pentwater: Pent Water.

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Pentwater, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 883
Population in Households 878
Population in Familes 680
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 691
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 (54.7%)
Median Home Value $210,326
Average Home Value $294,574


Median Household Income $51,545
Average Household Income $67,427
Per Capita Income $33,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.52%
Households 0.32% 0.39%
Families 1.1% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Pentwater, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pentwater 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 # 455 34th
Population Density1 # 448 35th
Diversity Index2 # 477 31st
Median Household Income # 208 70th
Per Capita Income # 79 89th

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