Ludington, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ludington, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Ludington had a population of 8,399 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 8,399
Daytime Population: Workers 5,251
Daytime Population: Residents 4,497
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 8,119
Population in Familes 5,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density2 2,494
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $38,510
Average Household Income $51,085
Per Capita Income $22,644


Total Housing Units 4,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,997 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,696 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 928 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $106,907
Average Home Value $139,572


Total Households 3,693
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,062
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 0.54% 0.44%
Households 0.55% 0.46%
Families 0.39% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 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 # 124 82nd
Population Density # 103 85th
Diversity Index # 142 79th
Median Household Income # 551 21st
Per Capita Income # 403 42nd

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