Suttons Bay, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Suttons Bay, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Suttons Bay had a population of 626 as of July 1, 2017. Suttons Bay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Suttons Bay is located at latitude 44.9796 and longitude -85.6507 in Leelanau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Suttons Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Leelanau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Suttons Bay (GNIS ID: 2399938) 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 Suttons Bay is located within Township of Suttons Bay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leelanau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Suttons Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Suttons Bay: Pleasant City, Suttonsburg.

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Suttons Bay, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 626
Daytime Population: Workers 867
Daytime Population: Residents 306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 583
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 501
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $50,366
Average Household Income $67,040
Per Capita Income $27,936


Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (40.8%)
Median Home Value $269,231
Average Home Value $291,875


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 182
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 0.18% 0.25%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families 0.54% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Suttons Bay, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suttons Bay 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 # 502 28th
Population Density # 519 25th
Diversity Index # 123 82nd
Median Household Income # 268 61st
Per Capita Income # 200 71st

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