Standish, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Standish, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Standish had a population of 1,521 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Standish is located at latitude 43.9777 and longitude -83.964 in Arenac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Standish (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Arenac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Standish (GNIS ID: 1627118) 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.

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

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


Total Population 1,521
Daytime Population: Workers 2,235
Daytime Population: Residents 988
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,223
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.12
Population in Households 1,421
Population in Familes 1,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 706
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $29,258
Average Household Income $43,677
Per Capita Income $19,034


Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $82,813
Average Home Value $95,217


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 352
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 0.11% -0.12%
Households 0.13% -0.13%
Families -0.04% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Standish, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Standish 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 # 355 49th
Population Density # 440 37th
Diversity Index # 288 58th
Median Household Income # 669 3rd
Per Capita Income # 606 13th

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