Gaylord, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Gaylord, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gaylord had a population of 3,926 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Gaylord is located at latitude 45.0275 and longitude -84.6748 in Otsego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaylord (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Otsego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,348 feet.

The City of Gaylord (GNIS ID: 1626341) 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.

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


Total Population 3,926
Population in Households 3,760
Population in Familes 2,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 808
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $38,453
Average Household Income $50,406
Per Capita Income $22,546


Total Housing Units 2,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 846 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $91,114
Average Home Value $102,129


Total Households 1,750
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 952
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.88% 0.83%
Households 1.0% 0.99%
Families 1.72% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Gaylord, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaylord 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 # 208 70th
Population Density # 403 42nd
Diversity Index # 325 54th
Median Household Income # 565 18th
Per Capita Income # 448 35th

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