Center Line, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Center Line, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Center Line had a population of 8,389 as of July 1, 2020. Center Line ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Center Line is located at latitude 42.485 and longitude -83.0277 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center Line encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Center Line (GNIS ID: 1626052) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center Line: Center.


Center Line, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 8,389 (100%)
Population in Households 8,208 (97.8%)
Population in Families 5,944 (70.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 181 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 4,787
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $39,406
Average Household Income $51,343
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $22,637
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,920 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,762 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $83,679
Average Home Value $111,432
Housing Affordability Index3 180


Total Households 3,682
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,952
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 0.15% 0.29%
Households 0.13% 0.28%
Families -0.18% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%


Center Line, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Line 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 # 124 82nd
Population Density # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 600 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 172 25th
Per Capita Income # 531 23rd
Diversity Index # 88 87th

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