Hesperia, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Hesperia had a population of 983 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hesperia is located at latitude 43.5695 and longitude -86.0409 in Oceana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hesperia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Oceana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Hesperia are located in Oceana County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Newaygo County.

The Village of Hesperia (GNIS ID: 2398497) 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 Hesperia is located within Township of Newfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oceana County.

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


Total Population 983
Daytime Population: Workers 403
Daytime Population: Residents 568
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 971
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 976
Population in Familes 797
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,212
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,544
Average Household Income $56,539
Per Capita Income $21,006


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $97,837
Average Home Value $127,251


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 265
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 0.41% 0.36%
Households 0.32% 0.31%
Families 1.91% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Hesperia, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hesperia 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 # 432 38th
Population Density # 277 60th
Diversity Index # 218 69th
Median Household Income # 494 29th
Per Capita Income # 515 26th

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