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Alpha, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Alpha had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2018. Alpha ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Alpha is located at latitude 46.044 and longitude -88.3784 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alpha (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

The Village of Alpha (GNIS ID: 2397944) 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 Alpha is located within Township of Mastodon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iron County.

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


Total Population 156
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 166
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $37,816
Average Household Income $51,152
Per Capita Income $25,252


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $118,056
Average Home Value $149,375


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 1.47
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.89% 0.38%
Households 1.1% 0.85%
Families 5.53% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Alpha, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpha 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 # 668 4th
Population Density # 637 8th
Diversity Index # 660 4th
Median Household Income # 572 17th
Per Capita Income # 304 56th

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