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Marquette, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Marquette had a population of 21,584 as of July 1, 2017. Marquette ranks in the upper 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 Marquette is located at latitude 46.5507 and longitude -87.3958 in Marquette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marquette (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.41 sq. miles and a water area of 8.13 sq. miles. Marquette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Marquette (GNIS ID: 1626697) 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 Marquette 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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Marquette, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,584
Daytime Population: Workers 13,851
Daytime Population: Residents 11,275
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 17,446
Population in Familes 10,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,138
Population Density2 1,891
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $40,136
Average Household Income $57,378
Per Capita Income $24,323


Total Housing Units 9,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,949 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,643 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 602 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $167,155
Average Home Value $190,152


Total Households 8,592
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 3,825
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 0.15% 0.04%
Households 0.44% 0.14%
Families 0.13% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Marquette, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marquette 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 # 55 92nd
Population Density # 151 78th
Diversity Index # 231 67th
Median Household Income # 510 26th
Per Capita Income # 310 55th

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