Eaton Rapids, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Eaton Rapids, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Eaton Rapids had a population of 5,352 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Eaton Rapids is located at latitude 42.5097 and longitude -84.6519 in Eaton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eaton Rapids (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eaton Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Eaton Rapids, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,352
Population in Households 5,348
Population in Familes 4,214
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,553
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $50,580
Average Household Income $61,326
Per Capita Income $24,672


Total Housing Units 2,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,238 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 926 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $122,659
Average Home Value $133,320


Total Households 2,164
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,389
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.37%
Households 0.41% 0.44%
Families 0.39% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   4.1%

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, 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 # 169 76th
Population Density # 197 72nd
Diversity Index # 249 64th
Median Household Income # 279 60th
Per Capita Income # 328 53rd

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