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The City of Bad Axe had a population of 2,986 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bad Axe is located at latitude 43.8038 and longitude -82.9983 in Huron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bad Axe (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huron County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Bad Axe (GNIS ID: 1625872) 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 Bad Axe 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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Bad Axe, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,986
Daytime Population: Workers 2,757
Daytime Population: Residents 1,669
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 2,847
Population in Familes 2,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density2 1,320
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $34,333
Average Household Income $48,310
Per Capita Income $22,282


Total Housing Units 1,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 806 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 502 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $87,387
Average Home Value $106,590


Total Households 1,308
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 720
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 -0.64% -0.73%
Households -0.52% -0.63%
Families -0.74% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Bad Axe, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bad Axe 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 # 239 66th
Population Density # 248 64th
Diversity Index # 385 44th
Median Household Income # 625 10th
Per Capita Income # 431 38th

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