Hillsdale, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hillsdale, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hillsdale had a population of 8,134 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hillsdale is located at latitude 41.9275 and longitude -84.6375 in Hillsdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hillsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Hillsdale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Hillsdale (GNIS ID: 1626474) 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 Hillsdale 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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Hillsdale, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,134
Daytime Population: Workers 6,554
Daytime Population: Residents 4,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 6,933
Population in Familes 5,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,201
Population Density2 1,431
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,964
Average Household Income $48,593
Per Capita Income $19,165


Total Housing Units 3,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,512 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,380 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 500 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $87,387
Average Home Value $106,937


Total Households 2,892
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,654
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 -0.27% -0.18%
Households -0.35% -0.2%
Families -0.25% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Hillsdale, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsdale 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 # 128 82nd
Population Density # 224 68th
Diversity Index # 398 42nd
Median Household Income # 581 16th
Per Capita Income # 603 13th

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