Mecosta, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Mecosta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Mecosta had a population of 458 as of July 1, 2018. Mecosta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Mecosta is located at latitude 43.6181 and longitude -85.23 in Mecosta County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mecosta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mecosta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Village of Mecosta (GNIS ID: 2399303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mecosta is located within Township of Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mecosta County.

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Mecosta, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 458
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 372
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $31,330
Average Household Income $40,349
Per Capita Income $15,295


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $83,772
Average Home Value $129,264


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.09%
Households 0.15% 0.24%
Families 0.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Mecosta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mecosta 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 # 546 21st
Population Density # 547 21st
Diversity Index # 166 76th
Median Household Income # 660 5th
Per Capita Income # 680 2nd

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