Sturgis, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sturgis, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sturgis had a population of 10,987 as of July 1, 2016. Sturgis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sturgis is located at latitude 41.8002 and longitude -85.4182 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgis (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Sturgis (GNIS ID: 1627129) 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 Sturgis 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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Sturgis, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,987
Population in Households 10,834
Population in Familes 8,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 1,688
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 4,094
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,655
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,414 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,681 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 586 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $97,206
Average Home Value $115,597


Median Household Income $38,666
Average Household Income $51,353
Per Capita Income $19,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.05%
Households 0.02% 0.11%
Families 0.14% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Sturgis, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgis 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 # 92 87th
Population Density1 # 175 75th
Diversity Index2 # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 498 28th
Per Capita Income # 559 19th

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