Mackinaw City, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Mackinaw City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Mackinaw City had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2018. Mackinaw City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Mackinaw City is located at latitude 45.7839 and longitude -84.7566 in Cheboygan County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mackinaw City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.38 sq. miles and a water area of 4.22 sq. miles. Cheboygan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Mackinaw City are located in Cheboygan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Emmet County.

The Village of Mackinaw City (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mackinaw City is located within Township of Wawatam, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheboygan County.

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Mackinaw City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 868
Population in Households 868
Population in Familes 642
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 256
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $47,576
Average Household Income $64,035
Per Capita Income $30,259


Total Housing Units 867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 347 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 421 (48.6%)
Median Home Value $180,526
Average Home Value $230,275


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 267
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.9% 0.39%
Households 0.94% 0.49%
Families 3.19% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Mackinaw City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mackinaw City to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 458 34th
Population Density # 607 12th
Diversity Index # 164 77th
Median Household Income # 341 51st
Per Capita Income # 168 76th

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