Gaastra, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gaastra, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Gaastra had a population of 328 as of July 1, 2017. Gaastra ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gaastra is located at latitude 46.0557 and longitude -88.605 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaastra (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,621 feet.

The City of Gaastra (GNIS ID: 1626327) 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 Gaastra 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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Gaastra, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 328
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 182
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 206
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 237
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 200
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $36,507
Average Household Income $46,753
Per Capita Income $22,481


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $107,639


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 84
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 -0.77% -0.68%
Households -0.65% -0.7%
Families -2.64% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Gaastra, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaastra 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 # 600 13th
Population Density # 624 10th
Diversity Index # 479 31st
Median Household Income # 591 15th
Per Capita Income # 414 40th

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