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The Village of Elk Rapids had a population of 1,649 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Rapids: Stevens.

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


Total Population 1,649
Daytime Population: Workers 1,274
Daytime Population: Residents 833
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,639
Population in Familes 1,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,000
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $56,329
Average Household Income $79,881
Per Capita Income $37,173


Total Housing Units 1,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 (34.0%)
Median Home Value $222,581
Average Home Value $289,723


Total Households 803
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 516
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 0.06% 0.01%
Households 0.21% 0.1%
Families 1.06% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 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 # 339 51st
Population Density # 330 52nd
Diversity Index # 511 26th
Median Household Income # 148 79th
Per Capita Income # 65 91st

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