Zeba, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Zeba, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Zeba Census Designated Place had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2020. Zeba ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Zeba is located at latitude 46.8024 and longitude -88.4146 in Baraga County. The formal boundaries for the Zeba Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Baraga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Zeba Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628828) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Zeba Census Designated Place is located within Township of L'Anse, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baraga County.


Zeba, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 492 (100%)
Population in Households 480 (97.6%)
Population in Families 387 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 136
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $50,487
Average Household Income $69,544
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,099
Wealth Index5 74


Total HU (Housing Units) 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $199,528
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.24% 0.2%
Households 0.32% 0.32%
Families -0.45% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%


Zeba, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zeba to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 539 22nd
Population Density # 649 6th
Median Household Income # 389 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 421 61st
Per Capita Income # 251 64th
Diversity Index # 105 85th

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