Farwell, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Farwell, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Farwell had a population of 838 as of July 1, 2017. Farwell ranks in the lower 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 Farwell is located at latitude 43.8368 and longitude -84.8673 in Clare County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Farwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Clare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 928 feet.

The Village of Farwell (GNIS ID: 2398865) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Farwell is located within Township of Surrey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clare County.

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


Total Population 838
Daytime Population: Workers 794
Daytime Population: Residents 509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 829
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 619
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,910
Average Household Income $54,000
Per Capita Income $22,664


Total Housing Units 411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $87,963
Average Home Value $107,870


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 241
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 -0.53% -0.46%
Households -0.45% -0.39%
Families 0.71% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Farwell, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farwell 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 # 467 33rd
Population Density # 470 32nd
Diversity Index # 625 9th
Median Household Income # 457 34th
Per Capita Income # 401 42nd

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