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Three Rivers, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Three Rivers had a population of 8,072 as of July 1, 2016. Three Rivers ranks in 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 Three Rivers is located at latitude 41.9454 and longitude -85.6295 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Three Rivers (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The City of Three Rivers (GNIS ID: 1627164) 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 Three Rivers population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Three Rivers: Brooklyn, Canada, Lockport, Moab, New Jersey, Saint Joseph.

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Three Rivers, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,072
Population in Households 7,898
Population in Familes 6,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density1 1,495
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 3,146
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,825 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $85,600
Average Home Value $94,342


Median Household Income $37,839
Average Household Income $45,986
Per Capita Income $17,866
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.43%
Households 0.51% 0.43%
Families 0.91% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Three Rivers, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Three Rivers 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 # 130 81st
Population Density1 # 204 71st
Diversity Index2 # 89 87th
Median Household Income # 520 25th
Per Capita Income # 619 11th

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