Pentwater, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pentwater, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Pentwater had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pentwater is located at latitude 43.7796 and longitude -86.4299 in Oceana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pentwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Oceana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Village of Pentwater (GNIS ID: 2399651) 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 Pentwater is located within Township of Pentwater, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oceana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pentwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pentwater: Pent Water.

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Pentwater, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 879
Daytime Population: Workers 588
Daytime Population: Residents 525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 875
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 687
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,451
Average Household Income $73,071
Per Capita Income $36,678


Total Housing Units 1,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 (54.8%)
Median Home Value $203,704
Average Home Value $276,702


Total Households 459
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.35% 0.23%
Households 0.27% 0.17%
Families 0.9% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Pentwater, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pentwater 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 # 454 35th
Population Density # 444 36th
Diversity Index # 495 28th
Median Household Income # 128 82nd
Per Capita Income # 72 90th

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