Tawas City, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Tawas City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Tawas City had a population of 1,780 as of July 1, 2018. Tawas City 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 Tawas City is located at latitude 44.2672 and longitude -83.523 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tawas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Tawas City (GNIS ID: 1627152) 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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Tawas City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,780
Population in Households 1,517
Population in Familes 1,129
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 1,036
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,993
Average Household Income $51,910
Per Capita Income $22,822


Total Housing Units 977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $94,213
Average Home Value $141,918


Total Households 708
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 419
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 -0.32% -0.18%
Households -0.25% -0.06%
Families -0.62% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Tawas City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tawas City 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 # 324 53rd
Population Density # 313 55th
Diversity Index # 539 22nd
Median Household Income # 534 23rd
Per Capita Income # 432 38th

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