Indian River, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Indian River, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Indian River Census Designated Place had a population of 1,882 as of July 1, 2017. Indian River 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 Indian River is located at latitude 45.4339 and longitude -84.6217 in Cheboygan County. The formal boundaries for the Indian River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.87 sq. miles and a water area of 7.36 sq. miles. Cheboygan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Indian River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393063) 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 Indian River Census Designated Place is located within Township of Tuscarora, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheboygan County.

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


Total Population 1,882
Daytime Population: Workers 1,090
Daytime Population: Residents 827
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,917
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,882
Population in Familes 1,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $54,080
Average Household Income $70,126
Per Capita Income $32,295


Total Housing Units 1,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 696 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 858 (49.4%)
Median Home Value $161,842
Average Home Value $234,720


Total Households 878
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 567
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 -0.55% -0.64%
Households -0.54% -0.65%
Families -0.48% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Indian River, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian River 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 # 311 55th
Population Density # 646 7th
Diversity Index # 534 23rd
Median Household Income # 180 74th
Per Capita Income # 118 83rd

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