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Brown City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Brown City had a population of 1,323 as of July 1, 2016. Brown City ranks in the lower 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 Brown City is located at latitude 43.2115 and longitude -82.9884 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brown City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Brown City (GNIS ID: 1625992) 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 Brown City 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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Brown City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,323
Population in Households 1,303
Population in Familes 1,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,209
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 524
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 356 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $90,858
Average Home Value $101,338


Median Household Income $32,004
Average Household Income $44,271
Per Capita Income $17,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.17%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families -0.09% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Brown City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brown City 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 # 378 46th
Population Density1 # 275 60th
Diversity Index2 # 527 24th
Median Household Income # 626 10th
Per Capita Income # 622 10th

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