Sault Sainte Marie, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sault Ste. Marie had a population of 13,490 as of July 1, 2018. Sault Sainte Marie ranks in 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 Sault Sainte Marie is located at latitude 46.4762 and longitude -84.3705 in Chippewa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sault Ste. Marie (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.77 sq. miles and a water area of 5.39 sq. miles. Chippewa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie (GNIS ID: 1627047) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sault Sainte Marie: Saint Marys Falls, Sault de Sainte Marie, Sault Ste. Marie.

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Sault Sainte Marie, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,490
Population in Households 12,690
Population in Familes 8,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 800
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $38,841
Average Household Income $58,944
Per Capita Income $25,543


Total Housing Units 6,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,999 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,745 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 704 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $81,988
Average Home Value $108,798


Total Households 5,743
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,042
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.57% -0.72%
Households -0.52% -0.73%
Families -0.85% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sault Sainte Marie 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 # 78 89th
Population Density # 362 48th
Diversity Index # 77 89th
Median Household Income # 559 19th
Per Capita Income # 289 58th

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