Litchfield, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Litchfield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Litchfield had a population of 1,332 as of July 1, 2017. Litchfield 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 Litchfield is located at latitude 42.0402 and longitude -84.7522 in Hillsdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Litchfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Hillsdale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Litchfield (GNIS ID: 1626628) 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 Litchfield 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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Litchfield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,332
Daytime Population: Workers 2,500
Daytime Population: Residents 678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,178
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.39
Population in Households 1,321
Population in Familes 1,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 533
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,749
Average Household Income $57,160
Per Capita Income $22,518


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $106,364
Average Home Value $120,690


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 383
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 -0.38% -0.24%
Households -0.35% -0.22%
Families 0.67% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Litchfield, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Litchfield 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 # 378 46th
Population Density # 505 27th
Diversity Index # 531 24th
Median Household Income # 353 49th
Per Capita Income # 410 41st

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