Alpena County MI Information


Alpena County Subdivisions

Alpena County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,158
Population in Households 28,644
Population in Familes 22,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 514
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $41,234
Average Household Income $55,113
Per Capita Income $24,058


Total Housing Units 16,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,513 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,106 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,434 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $112,003
Average Home Value $149,698


Total Households 12,619
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,902
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.18% -0.35%
Households -0.16% -0.34%
Families -0.39% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.06%


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, 2018 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 # 50 41st
Population Density # 49 42nd
Diversity Index # 78 7th
Median Household Income # 70 17th
Per Capita Income # 54 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.