Belding, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belding, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Belding had a population of 6,104 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Belding is located at latitude 43.0965 and longitude -85.233 in Ionia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belding (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The City of Belding (GNIS ID: 1625907) 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 Belding 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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Belding, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,104
Daytime Population: Workers 1,927
Daytime Population: Residents 3,624
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,551
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 5,985
Population in Familes 4,822
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $42,600
Average Household Income $51,279
Per Capita Income $19,349


Total Housing Units 2,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,455 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $84,196
Average Home Value $91,632


Total Households 2,276
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,527
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 0.81% 0.72%
Households 0.72% 0.67%
Families 0.5% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Belding, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belding 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 # 156 78th
Population Density # 250 64th
Diversity Index # 235 66th
Median Household Income # 434 37th
Per Capita Income # 594 14th

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