Ypsilanti, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ypsilanti, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ypsilanti had a population of 20,245 as of July 1, 2016. Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti is located at latitude 42.2432 and longitude -83.622 in Washtenaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ypsilanti (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Washtenaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Ypsilanti (GNIS ID: 1627300) 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 Ypsilanti 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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Ypsilanti, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,245
Population in Households 17,560
Population in Familes 8,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,685
Population Density1 4,676
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 8,459
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 3,004
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,725 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,734 (58.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,332 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $136,438
Average Home Value $154,769


Median Household Income $31,511
Average Household Income $48,572
Per Capita Income $22,356
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.78%
Households 0.84% 0.83%
Families 0.68% 0.73%
Median Household Income   -0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Ypsilanti, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ypsilanti 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 # 59 92nd
Population Density1 # 21 97th
Diversity Index2 # 26 96th
Median Household Income # 633 9th
Per Capita Income # 366 47th

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