Wacousta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wacousta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Wacousta Census Designated Place had a population of 1,444 as of July 1, 2017. Wacousta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wacousta is located at latitude 42.8169 and longitude -84.6908 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the Wacousta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Wacousta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583768) 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 Wacousta Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Watertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

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


Total Population 1,444
Daytime Population: Workers 270
Daytime Population: Residents 706
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 976
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,443
Population in Familes 1,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 162
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $83,682
Average Household Income $100,954
Per Capita Income $39,203


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 550 (89.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $223,438
Average Home Value $302,053


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 457
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 0.04% 0.18%
Households 0.1% 0.21%
Families 0.43% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Wacousta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wacousta 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 # 362 48th
Population Density # 639 8th
Diversity Index # 340 51st
Median Household Income # 23 97th
Per Capita Income # 51 93rd

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