Black River, MI 48721 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48721: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Black River, MI 48721

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • Single Family Addresses: 251
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Alcona County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.797, Longitude -83.324
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Black River, MI 48721 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 389
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 309
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 3.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (49.9%)
Median Home Value $147,794
Average Home Value $185,059


Median Household Income $40,257
Average Household Income $51,753
Per Capita Income $24,213
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.1%
Households 0.45% 0.11%
Families 0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

Black River, MI 48721 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48721 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 901 9th
Population Density1 # 876 11th
Diversity Index2 # 923 7th
Median Household Income # 720 27th
Per Capita Income # 478 52nd

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