Elberta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Elberta had a population of 373 as of July 1, 2017. Elberta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elberta is located at latitude 44.6206 and longitude -86.234 in Benzie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elberta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Benzie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Village of Elberta (GNIS ID: 2398794) 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 Elberta is located within Township of Gilmore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benzie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elberta 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 Elberta: South Frankfort.

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


Total Population 373
Daytime Population: Workers 81
Daytime Population: Residents 146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 227
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 373
Population in Familes 284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 502
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $47,265
Average Household Income $53,267
Per Capita Income $23,964


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $150,962
Average Home Value $197,407


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 107
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 0.04% -0.05%
Households 0.08% 0.11%
Families 0.8% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Elberta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elberta 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 # 584 16th
Population Density # 518 25th
Diversity Index # 309 55th
Median Household Income # 322 54th
Per Capita Income # 327 53rd

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