Center Line, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Center Line, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Center Line had a population of 8,477 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.4806 and longitude -83.0273 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center Line (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Center Line 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 Center Line: Center.

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Center Line, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,477
Daytime Population: Workers 4,656
Daytime Population: Residents 4,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 8,296
Population in Familes 6,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density2 4,870
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $37,885
Average Household Income $49,164
Per Capita Income $21,881


Total Housing Units 4,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,959 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,759 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $84,076
Average Home Value $90,314


Total Households 3,718
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,986
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 0.36% 0.53%
Households 0.32% 0.5%
Families -0.01% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 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 # 120 83rd
Population Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 90 87th
Median Household Income # 563 19th
Per Capita Income # 458 34th

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