Grayling, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grayling, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Grayling had a population of 1,891 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Grayling is located at latitude 44.658 and longitude -84.7111 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grayling (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Grayling (GNIS ID: 1626390) 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.

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


Total Population 1,891
Daytime Population: Workers 3,244
Daytime Population: Residents 1,133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.31
Population in Households 1,816
Population in Familes 1,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 943
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $37,221
Average Household Income $48,991
Per Capita Income $20,507


Total Housing Units 906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $83,945
Average Home Value $109,676


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 473
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 0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families 1.69% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Grayling, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grayling 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 # 310 55th
Population Density # 349 50th
Diversity Index # 465 33rd
Median Household Income # 577 17th
Per Capita Income # 537 23rd

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