Bronson, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bronson, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Bronson had a population of 2,322 as of July 1, 2017. Bronson ranks in the upper 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 Bronson is located at latitude 41.8721 and longitude -85.1908 in Branch County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bronson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Branch County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Bronson (GNIS ID: 1625985) 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 Bronson 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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Bronson, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,322
Daytime Population: Workers 771
Daytime Population: Residents 1,348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,315
Population in Familes 1,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,698
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $37,093
Average Household Income $46,083
Per Capita Income $16,654


Total Housing Units 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $79,766
Average Home Value $96,019


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 562
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 -0.16% -0.08%
Households -0.15% -0.1%
Families -0.15% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Bronson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bronson 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 # 277 60th
Population Density # 174 75th
Diversity Index # 73 90th
Median Household Income # 580 16th
Per Capita Income # 659 5th

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