Alpena County MI Information


Alpena County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 29,322
Daytime Population: Workers 14,328
Daytime Population: Residents 16,039
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 28,808
Population in Familes 22,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 514
Population Density2 51
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,213
Average Household Income $54,146
Per Capita Income $23,643


Total Housing Units 16,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,769 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,923 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,361 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $105,716
Average Home Value $136,199


Total Households 12,692
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,975
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 -0.13% -0.3%
Households -0.11% -0.29%
Families -0.32% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.11%


Alpena County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpena 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 # 49 42nd
Population Density # 49 43rd
Diversity Index # 76 8th
Median Household Income # 68 19th
Per Capita Income # 53 37th

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