Gladwin, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gladwin, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gladwin had a population of 2,897 as of July 1, 2017. Gladwin 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 Gladwin is located at latitude 43.984 and longitude -84.4872 in Gladwin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gladwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gladwin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Gladwin (GNIS ID: 1626357) 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 Gladwin 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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Gladwin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,897
Daytime Population: Workers 3,285
Daytime Population: Residents 1,768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,053
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 2,766
Population in Familes 2,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 1,002
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,615
Average Household Income $46,764
Per Capita Income $19,922


Total Housing Units 1,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $95,373
Average Home Value $108,154


Total Households 1,234
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 727
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 -0.17% -0.38%
Households -0.3% -0.46%
Families 0.93% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Gladwin, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gladwin 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 # 242 65th
Population Density # 327 53rd
Diversity Index # 537 23rd
Median Household Income # 609 12th
Per Capita Income # 571 18th

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