Brethren, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brethren, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Brethren Census Designated Place had a population of 440 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brethren 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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Brethren, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 440
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 471
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 440
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 141
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $38,085
Average Household Income $47,144
Per Capita Income $19,635


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (35.6%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $156,522


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 120
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 0.98% 0.85%
Households 1.02% 0.96%
Families 2.27% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 555 20th
Population Density # 648 7th
Diversity Index # 570 17th
Median Household Income # 561 19th
Per Capita Income # 587 15th

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