Alpena, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Alpena, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Alpena had a population of 10,385 as of July 1, 2018. Alpena ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alpena is located at latitude 45.0745 and longitude -83.4436 in Alpena County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alpena (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Alpena County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Alpena (GNIS ID: 1625832) 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.

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


Total Population 10,385
Population in Households 10,093
Population in Familes 7,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 292
Population Density2 1,216
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,727
Average Household Income $50,631
Per Capita Income $22,933


Total Housing Units 5,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,063 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,633 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 585 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $88,840
Average Home Value $123,498


Total Households 4,696
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,571
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.31%
Households -0.1% -0.3%
Families 0.03% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Alpena, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpena to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 103 85th
Population Density # 274 61st
Diversity Index # 582 16th
Median Household Income # 576 17th
Per Capita Income # 425 39th

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