Baraga, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Baraga, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Baraga had a population of 2,008 as of July 1, 2017. Baraga ranks in the upper 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 Baraga is located at latitude 46.7754 and longitude -88.5012 in Baraga County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Baraga (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Baraga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Village of Baraga (GNIS ID: 2398031) 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 Baraga is located within Township of Baraga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baraga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baraga 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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Baraga, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,008
Daytime Population: Workers 1,440
Daytime Population: Residents 1,117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,557
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,241
Population in Familes 955
Population in Group Qrtrs 767
Population Density2 926
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $33,556
Average Household Income $46,299
Per Capita Income $15,159


Total Housing Units 588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $87,676
Average Home Value $99,255


Total Households 509
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 312
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 -0.31% -0.67%
Households -0.48% -0.96%
Families 0.09% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Baraga, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baraga 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 # 300 57th
Population Density # 355 49th
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 628 9th
Per Capita Income # 679 2nd

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