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Eaton Rapids, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Eaton Rapids had a population of 5,357 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Eaton Rapids is located at latitude 42.5092 and longitude -84.6558 in Eaton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eaton Rapids encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Eaton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 873 feet.

The City of Eaton Rapids (GNIS ID: 1626211) 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.


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Eaton Rapids, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Eaton Rapids, MI Housing Affordability Index is 174
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Eaton Rapids, MI Wealth Index is 50
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,357 (100%)
Population in Households 5,353 (99.9%)
Population in Families 4,253 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,519
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,965
Average Household Income $61,909
Per Capita Income $24,981
Wealth Index4 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,306 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 868 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $131,852
Housing Affordability Index3 174
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,173
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,396
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.29% 0.37%
Households 0.41% 0.45%
Families 0.4% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Eaton Rapids, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eaton Rapids to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 169 76th
Population Density # 205 71st
Diversity Index # 248 64th
Median Household Income # 316 54th
Per Capita Income # 378 46th

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