White Pine, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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White Pine, Michigan - Basic Facts

The White Pine Census Designated Place had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2020. White Pine ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for White Pine is located at latitude 46.7538 and longitude -89.584 in Ontonagon County. The formal boundaries for the White Pine Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ontonagon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The White Pine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628674) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The White Pine Census Designated Place is located within Township of Carp Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ontonagon County.


White Pine, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 436 (100%)
Population in Households 436 (100.0%)
Population in Families 340 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 87
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $41,181
Average Household Income $48,262
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $23,269
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 5.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (40.5%)
Median Home Value $42,857
Average Home Value $67,708
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.81% -1.42%
Households -0.72% -1.38%
Families -0.89% -1.53%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.4%


White Pine, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Pine to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 559 20th
Population Density # 671 3rd
Median Household Income # 550 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 680 98th
Per Capita Income # 494 29th
Diversity Index # 349 50th

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