Frankenmuth, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Frankenmuth, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Frankenmuth had a population of 4,793 as of July 1, 2017. Frankenmuth ranks in the lower 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 Frankenmuth is located at latitude 43.3328 and longitude -83.7391 in Saginaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frankenmuth (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Saginaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The City of Frankenmuth (GNIS ID: 1626303) 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 Frankenmuth 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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Frankenmuth, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,793
Daytime Population: Workers 6,302
Daytime Population: Residents 2,671
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,973
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 4,602
Population in Familes 3,725
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density2 1,577
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $61,978
Average Household Income $83,267
Per Capita Income $36,989


Total Housing Units 2,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,539 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 609 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $196,718
Average Home Value $220,305


Total Households 2,149
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 1,361
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 -0.44% -0.68%
Households -0.33% -0.61%
Families 0.49% -0.78%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Frankenmuth, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frankenmuth 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 # 180 74th
Population Density # 191 73rd
Diversity Index # 583 15th
Median Household Income # 89 87th
Per Capita Income # 68 90th

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