Nessen City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Nessen City Census Designated Place had a population of 102 as of July 1, 2017. Nessen City 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 Nessen City is located at latitude 44.5206 and longitude -85.8722 in Benzie County. The formal boundaries for the Nessen City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benzie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Nessen City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583754) 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 Nessen City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Colfax, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benzie County.

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


Total Population 102
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 51
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 102
Population in Familes 82
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $48,330
Average Household Income $61,302
Per Capita Income $23,412


Total Housing Units 57 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $132,143
Average Home Value $142,424


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 26
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 0.7% 0.58%
Households 0.73% 0.51%
Families 0.0% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Nessen City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nessen City 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 # 683 2nd
Population Density # 673 3rd
Diversity Index # 658 5th
Median Household Income # 303 57th
Per Capita Income # 358 48th

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