Dowling, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Dowling, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Dowling Census Designated Place had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2018. Dowling ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Dowling is located at latitude 42.5298 and longitude -85.2342 in Barry County. The formal boundaries for the Dowling Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Barry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The Dowling Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583734) 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 Dowling Census Designated Place is located within Township of Baltimore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dowling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 367
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 306
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 60
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $53,348
Average Household Income $65,526
Per Capita Income $26,647


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $203,000


Total Households 149
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.23% -0.05%
Households -0.08% 0.13%
Families -0.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   4.53%

Dowling, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dowling 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 # 584 16th
Population Density # 684 1st
Diversity Index # 645 7th
Median Household Income # 228 67th
Per Capita Income # 256 63rd

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