Madison Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Madison Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Madison Heights had a population of 30,349 as of July 1, 2017. Madison Heights 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 Madison Heights is located at latitude 42.5073 and longitude -83.1034 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Madison Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Madison Heights (GNIS ID: 1626663) 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 Madison Heights 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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Madison Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,349
Daytime Population: Workers 24,229
Daytime Population: Residents 15,198
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 30,186
Population in Familes 22,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 4,282
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $46,879
Average Household Income $58,909
Per Capita Income $25,323


Total Housing Units 13,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,185 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,784 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 954 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $99,926
Average Home Value $109,566


Total Households 12,969
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 7,548
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 0.3% 0.32%
Households 0.28% 0.33%
Families 0.01% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Madison Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison Heights 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 # 37 95th
Population Density # 29 96th
Diversity Index # 105 85th
Median Household Income # 330 52nd
Per Capita Income # 262 62nd

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