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Grand Beach, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Grand Beach had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2020. Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach is located at latitude 41.7734 and longitude -86.7975 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Grand Beach encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Village of Grand Beach (GNIS ID: 2398185) 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 Grand Beach is located within Township of New Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.


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


Total Population 262 (100%)
Population in Households 261 (99.6%)
Population in Families 194 (74.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 288
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $95,797
Average Household Income $142,282
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $71,462
Wealth Index5 284


Total HU (Housing Units) 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 3.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (68.4%)
Median Home Value $556,452
Average Home Value $681,681
Housing Affordability Index3 109


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 76
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 -0.36% -0.31%
Households -0.15% -0.15%
Families -0.97% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.17%


Grand Beach, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Beach 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 # 630 9th
Population Density # 594 14th
Median Household Income # 23 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 23 3rd
Per Capita Income # 11 99th
Diversity Index # 502 28th

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