Rothbury, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Rothbury, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Rothbury had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2018. Rothbury 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 Rothbury is located at latitude 43.5084 and longitude -86.3456 in Oceana County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rothbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Oceana County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Village of Rothbury (GNIS ID: 2399129) 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 Rothbury is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oceana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rothbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 421
Population in Households 419
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $44,846
Average Household Income $56,210
Per Capita Income $21,237


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $109,615
Average Home Value $113,462


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.31% -0.24%
Households -0.3% -0.13%
Families 0.43% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Rothbury, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rothbury 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 # 562 19th
Population Density # 527 24th
Diversity Index # 82 88th
Median Household Income # 403 42nd
Per Capita Income # 527 24th

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