Mackinac Island, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mackinac Island, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Mackinac Island had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2017. Mackinac Island 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 Mackinac Island is located at latitude 45.8562 and longitude -84.6214 in Mackinac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mackinac Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 14.49 sq. miles. Mackinac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Mackinac Island (GNIS ID: 1626654) 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 Mackinac Island 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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Mackinac Island, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 472
Daytime Population: Workers 2,027
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.50
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $50,886
Average Household Income $72,401
Per Capita Income $35,587


Total Housing Units 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (12.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 770 (76.8%)
Median Home Value $267,500
Average Home Value $457,937


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 121
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 -0.57% -0.91%
Households -0.47% -0.79%
Families -0.77% -1.01%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Mackinac Island, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mackinac Island 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 # 543 22nd
Population Density # 661 5th
Diversity Index # 71 90th
Median Household Income # 251 64th
Per Capita Income # 82 88th

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