Marcellus, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marcellus, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Marcellus had a population of 1,271 as of July 1, 2017. Marcellus ranks in the upper 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 Marcellus is located at latitude 42.0262 and longitude -85.8114 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Marcellus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Village of Marcellus (GNIS ID: 2399253) 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 Marcellus is located within Township of Marcellus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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


Total Population 1,271
Daytime Population: Workers 316
Daytime Population: Residents 730
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,046
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,271
Population in Familes 1,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,168
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,250
Average Household Income $51,880
Per Capita Income $19,276


Total Housing Units 522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 344 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $76,902
Average Home Value $81,395


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 340
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 0.82% 0.5%
Households 0.76% 0.51%
Families 0.54% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Marcellus, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marcellus 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 # 388 44th
Population Density # 122 83rd
Diversity Index # 468 33rd
Median Household Income # 475 32nd
Per Capita Income # 598 14th

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