Chelsea, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chelsea, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Chelsea had a population of 5,140 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chelsea is located at latitude 42.3114 and longitude -84.0194 in Washtenaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chelsea (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Washtenaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Chelsea (GNIS ID: 2393813) 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 Chelsea 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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Chelsea, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,140
Population in Households 5,060
Population in Familes 3,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 1,414
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,306
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,482 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 824 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $192,697
Average Home Value $206,748


Median Household Income $56,006
Average Household Income $81,617
Per Capita Income $37,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.72%
Households 0.58% 0.67%
Families 0.39% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Chelsea, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chelsea 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 # 170 76th
Population Density1 # 226 67th
Diversity Index2 # 429 38th
Median Household Income # 131 81st
Per Capita Income # 48 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.