Vassar, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vassar, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Vassar had a population of 2,699 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Vassar is located at latitude 43.3714 and longitude -83.5765 in Tuscola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vassar (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Tuscola County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Vassar (GNIS ID: 1627190) 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 Vassar 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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Vassar, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,699
Population in Households 2,637
Population in Familes 2,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,271
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,020
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 716 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $101,061
Average Home Value $125,839


Median Household Income $45,183
Average Household Income $54,584
Per Capita Income $21,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% -0.07%
Households 0.3% -0.02%
Families 0.61% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Vassar, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vassar 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 # 252 64th
Population Density1 # 255 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 298 57th
Median Household Income # 323 53rd
Per Capita Income # 391 44th

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