Mackinaw City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mackinaw City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Mackinaw City had a population of 829 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 829
Daytime Population: Workers 2,308
Daytime Population: Residents 443
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,751
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.32
Population in Households 829
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $47,029
Average Household Income $67,229
Per Capita Income $31,330


Total Housing Units 849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 (50.3%)
Median Home Value $174,194
Average Home Value $220,602


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 253
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.39% 0.26%
Households 0.3% 0.19%
Families 2.88% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

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, 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 # 470 32nd
Population Density # 608 12th
Diversity Index # 161 77th
Median Household Income # 325 53rd
Per Capita Income # 130 81st

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