Ludington, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Ludington, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ludington had a population of 8,410 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.9572 and longitude -86.4429 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ludington (see map below) 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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,410
Population in Households 8,130
Population in Familes 5,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density2 2,497
Diversity Index3 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,048
Average Household Income $52,313
Per Capita Income $23,160

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,005 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,690 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 981 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $118,452
Average Home Value $148,416
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,695
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,054
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.63%
Households 0.49% 0.65%
Families 0.3% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 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 # 123 82nd
Population Density # 104 85th
Diversity Index # 144 79th
Median Household Income # 553 20th
Per Capita Income # 410 41st

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