Laurium, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurium, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Laurium had a population of 1,964 as of July 1, 2017. Laurium ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Laurium is located at latitude 47.2351 and longitude -88.4382 in Houghton County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Laurium (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Houghton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The Village of Laurium (GNIS ID: 2398401) 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 Laurium is located within Charter Township of Calumet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Houghton County.

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


Total Population 1,964
Daytime Population: Workers 595
Daytime Population: Residents 1,153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,964
Population in Familes 1,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,016
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,480
Average Household Income $46,246
Per Capita Income $18,733


Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $77,839
Average Home Value $84,940


Total Households 805
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 481
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 -0.09% -0.29%
Households -0.15% -0.33%
Families -0.28% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Laurium, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurium 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 # 304 56th
Population Density # 67 90th
Diversity Index # 522 25th
Median Household Income # 594 14th
Per Capita Income # 614 11th

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