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Applegate, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Applegate had a population of 253 as of July 1, 2020. Applegate 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 Applegate is located at latitude 43.3553 and longitude -82.6372 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Applegate encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Village of Applegate (GNIS ID: 2397974) 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 Applegate is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sanilac County.


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


Total Population 253 (100%)
Population in Households 251 (99.2%)
Population in Families 212 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 252
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $48,802
Average Household Income $67,673
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $26,398
Wealth Index5 86


Total HU (Housing Units) 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Average Home Value $159,259
Housing Affordability Index3 292


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 70
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 0.19% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.2%
Families 0.73% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Applegate, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Applegate 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 # 632 9th
Population Density # 607 12th
Median Household Income # 424 39th
Housing Affordability Index # 625 90th
Per Capita Income # 351 49th
Diversity Index # 339 51st

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