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Gaines, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Gaines had a population of 377 as of July 1, 2017. Gaines ranks in the lower 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 Gaines is located at latitude 42.8726 and longitude -83.9111 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gaines (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Village of Gaines (GNIS ID: 2398935) 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 Gaines is located within Township of Gaines, a minor civil division (MCD) of Genesee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaines population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaines: Gaines Station, Gaines Village.

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Gaines, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 377
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 377
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,014
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,649
Average Household Income $66,555
Per Capita Income $24,682


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $149,219
Average Home Value $165,468


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 120
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 -0.11% -0.21%
Households 0.09% -0.13%
Families 2.83% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Gaines, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaines 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 # 583 16th
Population Density # 321 54th
Diversity Index # 601 13th
Median Household Income # 106 85th
Per Capita Income # 292 58th

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