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Ludington, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ludington had a population of 8,501 as of July 1, 2019. Ludington 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 Ludington is located at latitude 43.9553 and longitude -86.4526 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ludington encompass a land area of 3.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Ludington (GNIS ID: 1626646) 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.


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Ludington, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ludington, MI Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ludington, MI Wealth Index is 56
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,501 (100%)
Population in Households 8,221 (96.7%)
Population in Families 5,998 (70.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 280 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 2,530
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,794
Average Household Income $58,290
Per Capita Income $25,513
Wealth Index4 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,090 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,651 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 937 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $127,646
Housing Affordability Index3 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,742
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,080
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.56% 0.47%
Households 0.57% 0.49%
Families 0.4% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Ludington, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ludington to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 121 83rd
Population Density # 104 85th
Diversity Index # 148 79th
Median Household Income # 548 21st
Per Capita Income # 357 49th

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