Whitehall, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitehall, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Whitehall had a population of 2,718 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Whitehall is located at latitude 43.4005 and longitude -86.3396 in Muskegon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitehall (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Muskegon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Whitehall (GNIS ID: 1627262) 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 Whitehall 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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Whitehall, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,718
Daytime Population: Workers 2,200
Daytime Population: Residents 1,567
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,767
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,609
Population in Familes 2,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 849
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,641
Average Household Income $61,746
Per Capita Income $26,906


Total Housing Units 1,297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 798 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $137,831
Average Home Value $167,982


Total Households 1,160
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 717
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 0.06% 0.14%
Households 0.08% 0.17%
Families 0.77% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Whitehall, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitehall 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 # 252 64th
Population Density # 380 45th
Diversity Index # 335 52nd
Median Household Income # 260 63rd
Per Capita Income # 214 69th

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