Ponshewaing, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Ponshewaing Census Designated Place had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ponshewaing is located at latitude 45.4208 and longitude -84.8058 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the Ponshewaing Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Ponshewaing Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583761) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ponshewaing Census Designated Place is located within Township of Littlefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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


Total Population 72
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 32
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 56
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 818
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,450
Average Household Income $60,735
Per Capita Income $25,464


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (24.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (67.9%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Average Home Value $135,000


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 22
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 0.59% 0.82%
Households 0.41% 0.58%
Families 0.0% 0.89%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

Ponshewaing, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ponshewaing 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 # 687 1st
Population Density # 393 43rd
Diversity Index # 461 34th
Median Household Income # 239 66th
Per Capita Income # 254 63rd

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