Northview, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northview, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Northview Census Designated Place had a population of 15,330 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Northview is located at latitude 43.0398 and longitude -85.6034 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Northview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Northview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393161) 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 Northview Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Plainfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northview 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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Northview, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,330
Daytime Population: Workers 6,297
Daytime Population: Residents 7,553
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 15,323
Population in Familes 12,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,483
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $54,966
Average Household Income $72,710
Per Capita Income $29,822


Total Housing Units 6,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,589 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,696 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $157,061
Average Home Value $203,274


Total Households 6,285
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 4,142
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 0.73% 0.74%
Households 0.74% 0.74%
Families 0.54% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Northview, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northview 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 # 72 90th
Population Density # 210 70th
Diversity Index # 202 71st
Median Household Income # 165 76th
Per Capita Income # 156 78th

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