Saranac, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Saranac, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Saranac had a population of 1,377 as of July 1, 2018. Saranac 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 Saranac is located at latitude 42.9273 and longitude -85.2095 in Ionia County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Saranac (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Ionia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Village of Saranac (GNIS ID: 2399184) 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 Saranac is located within Township of Boston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ionia County.

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Saranac, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,377
Population in Households 1,375
Population in Familes 1,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,197
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,182
Average Household Income $68,818
Per Capita Income $25,499


Total Housing Units 630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $154,225
Average Home Value $175,585


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.56%
Households 0.33% 0.5%
Families 2.75% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Saranac, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saranac to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 366 47th
Population Density # 278 60th
Diversity Index # 587 16th
Median Household Income # 131 81st
Per Capita Income # 292 58th

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