Brethren, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Brethren, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Brethren Census Designated Place had a population of 435 as of July 1, 2018. Brethren ranks in the lower 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 Brethren is located at latitude 44.2926 and longitude -86.0102 in Manistee County. The formal boundaries for the Brethren Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 722 feet.

The Brethren Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583723) 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 Brethren Census Designated Place is located within Township of Dickson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Manistee County.

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Brethren, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 435
Population in Households 435
Population in Familes 338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,740
Average Household Income $46,063
Per Capita Income $19,289


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (35.3%)
Median Home Value $117,683
Average Home Value $165,217


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.55%
Households 0.7% 0.44%
Families 1.68% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Brethren, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brethren to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 555 20th
Population Density # 648 7th
Diversity Index # 580 17th
Median Household Income # 537 23rd
Per Capita Income # 617 11th

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