Frankfort, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Frankfort, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Frankfort had a population of 1,361 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Frankfort is located at latitude 44.6368 and longitude -86.232 in Benzie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frankfort (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Benzie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Frankfort (GNIS ID: 1626305) 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 Frankfort 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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Frankfort, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,361
Daytime Population: Workers 1,386
Daytime Population: Residents 738
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,124
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 1,293
Population in Familes 969
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $46,765
Average Household Income $65,323
Per Capita Income $30,759


Total Housing Units 1,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $183,667
Average Home Value $235,886


Total Households 640
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 375
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 0.78% 0.49%
Households 0.87% 0.56%
Families 1.86% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Frankfort, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frankfort 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 # 370 47th
Population Density # 336 52nd
Diversity Index # 432 38th
Median Household Income # 331 52nd
Per Capita Income # 136 80th

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