Pellston, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Pellston had a population of 834 as of July 1, 2017. Pellston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pellston is located at latitude 45.5516 and longitude -84.7834 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pellston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Village of Pellston (GNIS ID: 2399645) 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 Pellston is located within Township of McKinley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 834
Daytime Population: Workers 372
Daytime Population: Residents 334
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 834
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 437
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $46,018
Average Household Income $52,872
Per Capita Income $19,202


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $114,453
Average Home Value $139,938


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 220
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 0.2% 0.12%
Households 0.13% 0.13%
Families 0.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Pellston, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pellston 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 # 469 32nd
Population Density # 536 23rd
Diversity Index # 168 76th
Median Household Income # 346 50th
Per Capita Income # 602 13th

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