Sanilac County MI Information


Sanilac County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 42,116
Population in Households 41,550
Population in Familes 34,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 566
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 16,751
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 11,498
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,320 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,431 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,779 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $108,705
Average Home Value $145,358


Median Household Income $41,499
Average Household Income $53,068
Per Capita Income $21,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.48%
Households -0.36% -0.48%
Families -0.53% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Sanilac County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanilac County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents 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 # 40 53rd
Population Density1 # 55 35th
Diversity Index2 # 50 41st
Median Household Income # 50 41st
Per Capita Income # 64 24th

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