Colon, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colon, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Colon had a population of 1,225 as of July 1, 2016. Colon 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 Colon is located at latitude 41.9627 and longitude -85.3194 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Colon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Village of Colon (GNIS ID: 2398601) 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 Colon is located within Township of Colon, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Joseph County.

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


Total Population 1,225
Population in Households 1,225
Population in Familes 980
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $101,446
Average Home Value $122,113


Median Household Income $44,285
Average Household Income $52,901
Per Capita Income $21,153
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.57%
Households 0.74% 0.58%
Families 1.64% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Colon, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colon 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 # 398 43rd
Population Density1 # 370 47th
Diversity Index2 # 653 6th
Median Household Income # 345 50th
Per Capita Income # 430 38th

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