East Tawas, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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East Tawas, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of East Tawas had a population of 2,724 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for East Tawas is located at latitude 44.2908 and longitude -83.4838 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Tawas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of East Tawas (GNIS ID: 1626209) 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.

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


Total Population 2,724
Population in Households 2,659
Population in Familes 1,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 959
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $43,863
Average Household Income $58,130
Per Capita Income $28,181


Total Housing Units 1,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 875 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $99,178
Average Home Value $134,817


Total Households 1,305
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 742
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 -0.37% -0.24%
Households -0.25% -0.06%
Families -0.23% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

East Tawas, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Tawas 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 # 252 64th
Population Density # 345 50th
Diversity Index # 395 43rd
Median Household Income # 427 38th
Per Capita Income # 214 69th

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