Horton Bay, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Horton Bay, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Horton Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 523 as of July 1, 2017. Horton Bay 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 Horton Bay is located at latitude 45.2812 and longitude -85.0747 in Charlevoix County. The formal boundaries for the Horton Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Charlevoix County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Horton Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583742) 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 Horton Bay Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charlevoix County.

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


Total Population 523
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 523
Population in Familes 451
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 109
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $66,544
Average Household Income $90,475
Per Capita Income $36,599


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (47.1%)
Median Home Value $216,346
Average Home Value $312,293


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 162
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 0.29% 0.23%
Households 0.2% 0.19%
Families -0.08% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Horton Bay, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horton Bay 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 # 526 24th
Population Density # 660 5th
Diversity Index # 668 3rd
Median Household Income # 67 90th
Per Capita Income # 74 89th

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