Elk Rapids, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Elk Rapids, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Elk Rapids had a population of 1,642 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Rapids is located at latitude 44.898 and longitude -85.4045 in Antrim County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elk Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Antrim County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Elk Rapids (GNIS ID: 2398804) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Elk Rapids is located within Township of Elk Rapids, a minor civil division (MCD) of Antrim County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Rapids: Stevens.

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


Total Population 1,642
Population in Households 1,632
Population in Familes 1,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 995
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,787
Average Household Income $81,630
Per Capita Income $37,763


Total Housing Units 1,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 (34.5%)
Median Home Value $249,583
Average Home Value $319,825


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 509
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 0.0% -0.09%
Households 0.05% -0.08%
Families 0.76% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Elk Rapids, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Rapids 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 # 342 51st
Population Density # 330 52nd
Diversity Index # 503 27th
Median Household Income # 136 80th
Per Capita Income # 76 89th

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