Alger County MI Information

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  1. Alger County 2019 Demographic Data
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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Alger County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,391
Population in Households 8,340
Population in Familes 6,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,051
Population Density 10
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,743
Average Household Income $54,841
Per Capita Income $22,586
Wealth Index3 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,415 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,709 (41.3%)
Median Home Value $139,897
Housing Affordability Index2 139
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,845
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,399
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.24% -0.44%
Households -0.15% -0.31%
Families -0.35% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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Alger County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alger County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 76 10th
Population Density # 77 7th
Diversity Index # 22 75th
Median Household Income # 71 16th
Per Capita Income # 75 11th

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