Gwinn, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gwinn, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Gwinn Census Designated Place had a population of 1,828 as of July 1, 2017. Gwinn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gwinn is located at latitude 46.2986 and longitude -87.434 in Marquette County. The formal boundaries for the Gwinn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The Gwinn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393036) 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 Gwinn Census Designated Place is located within Township of Forsyth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marquette County.

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


Total Population 1,828
Daytime Population: Workers 460
Daytime Population: Residents 1,100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,560
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,828
Population in Familes 1,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 372
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $48,670
Average Household Income $59,138
Per Capita Income $26,055


Total Housing Units 981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 645 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $89,617
Average Home Value $106,550


Total Households 805
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 535
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 -0.65% -0.59%
Households -0.55% -0.53%
Families -0.82% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Gwinn, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gwinn 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 # 317 54th
Population Density # 565 18th
Diversity Index # 315 54th
Median Household Income # 294 58th
Per Capita Income # 235 66th

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