Rothbury, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rothbury, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Rothbury had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2016. Rothbury ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Rothbury is located at latitude 43.5084 and longitude -86.3456 in Oceana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rothbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Oceana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Village of Rothbury (GNIS ID: 2399129) 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 Rothbury is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oceana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rothbury 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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Rothbury, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 428
Population in Households 426
Population in Familes 358
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 474
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $107,083


Median Household Income $42,379
Average Household Income $55,252
Per Capita Income $20,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.0%
Households -0.3% -0.13%
Families 0.57% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Rothbury, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rothbury 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 # 561 19th
Population Density1 # 526 24th
Diversity Index2 # 82 88th
Median Household Income # 387 44th
Per Capita Income # 500 28th

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