Gibraltar, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gibraltar, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gibraltar had a population of 4,573 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gibraltar is located at latitude 42.1054 and longitude -83.201 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gibraltar (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.73 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The City of Gibraltar (GNIS ID: 1626349) 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar: Gibralter.

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


Total Population 4,573
Population in Households 4,563
Population in Familes 3,637
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,241
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,934
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,435 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 499 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $153,545
Average Home Value $191,028


Median Household Income $66,819
Average Household Income $78,342
Per Capita Income $33,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.33%
Households -0.1% -0.2%
Families -0.31% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Gibraltar, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibraltar 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 # 185 73rd
Population Density1 # 266 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 306 56th
Median Household Income # 58 92nd
Per Capita Income # 84 88th

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