Spring Arbor, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Spring Arbor, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Spring Arbor Census Designated Place had a population of 2,816 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Spring Arbor is located at latitude 42.205 and longitude -84.5527 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Spring Arbor Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The Spring Arbor Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393245) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Spring Arbor Census Designated Place is located within Township of Spring Arbor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spring Arbor: Spring Arbour.


Spring Arbor, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,816 (100%)
Population in Households 1,913 (67.9%)
Population in Families 1,485 (52.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 903 (32.1%)
Population Density 1,014
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $56,065
Average Household Income $72,304
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,849
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $180,198
Average Home Value $199,222
Housing Affordability Index3 176


Total Households 777
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.22% 0.08%
Households 0.44% 0.18%
Families 0.66% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%


Spring Arbor, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spring Arbor to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 248 64th
Population Density # 322 54th
Median Household Income # 261 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 150 22nd
Per Capita Income # 519 25th
Diversity Index # 390 43rd

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