Alger County MI Information


Alger County Subdivisions

Alger County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,593
Daytime Population: Workers 3,170
Daytime Population: Residents 5,477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,647
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 8,542
Population in Familes 6,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,051
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,508
Average Household Income $55,965
Per Capita Income $24,176


Total Housing Units 6,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,139 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,855 (42.5%)
Median Home Value $124,493
Average Home Value $150,072


Total Households 3,860
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,416
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.23%
Households -0.14% -0.31%
Families -0.35% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


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, 2017 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 8th
Diversity Index # 22 75th
Median Household Income # 59 30th
Per Capita Income # 48 43rd

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