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Alanson, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Alanson had a population of 804 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alanson is located at latitude 45.4425 and longitude -84.7869 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alanson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Alanson (GNIS ID: 2397921) 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 Alanson is located within Township of Littlefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 804
Daytime Population: Workers 131
Daytime Population: Residents 361
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 492
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 799
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 814
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $49,633
Average Household Income $55,602
Per Capita Income $22,232


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $127,016
Average Home Value $148,801


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 235
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 1.19% 0.9%
Households 1.13% 0.89%
Families 1.63% 0.75%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Alanson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alanson 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 # 475 31st
Population Density # 398 43rd
Diversity Index # 402 42nd
Median Household Income # 284 59th
Per Capita Income # 435 37th

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