Petoskey, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Petoskey, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Petoskey had a population of 5,778 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Petoskey is located at latitude 45.3648 and longitude -85.0107 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petoskey (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Petoskey (GNIS ID: 1626898) 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 Petoskey 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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Petoskey, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,778
Daytime Population: Workers 6,510
Daytime Population: Residents 2,382
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,892
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 5,499
Population in Familes 3,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density2 1,130
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $47,362
Average Household Income $68,382
Per Capita Income $31,100


Total Housing Units 3,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,261 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,307 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $189,069
Average Home Value $280,052


Total Households 2,569
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,317
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 0.26% 0.3%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families -0.02% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Petoskey, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petoskey 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 # 163 77th
Population Density # 290 58th
Diversity Index # 221 68th
Median Household Income # 320 54th
Per Capita Income # 131 81st

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