Allegan, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Allegan, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Allegan had a population of 5,123 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Allegan is located at latitude 42.5318 and longitude -85.8392 in Allegan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Allegan (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Allegan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Allegan (GNIS ID: 1625819) 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 Allegan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,123
Daytime Population: Workers 7,490
Daytime Population: Residents 3,009
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,499
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.05
Population in Households 4,933
Population in Familes 3,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 1,332
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $45,460
Average Household Income $54,364
Per Capita Income $21,920


Total Housing Units 2,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,128 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 905 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $91,996
Average Home Value $126,640


Total Households 2,034
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,239
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 0.34% 0.46%
Households 0.33% 0.47%
Families 0.4% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Allegan, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Allegan to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 171 75th
Population Density # 243 65th
Diversity Index # 182 74th
Median Household Income # 362 48th
Per Capita Income # 456 34th

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