Brown City, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brown City, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Brown City had a population of 1,329 as of July 1, 2017. Brown City 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 Brown City is located at latitude 43.2115 and longitude -82.9884 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brown City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Brown City (GNIS ID: 1625992) 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 Brown City 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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Brown City, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,329
Daytime Population: Workers 794
Daytime Population: Residents 806
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,600
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,310
Population in Familes 1,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,215
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,761
Average Household Income $47,996
Per Capita Income $19,131


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $93,321
Average Home Value $103,612


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 347
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 0.04% -0.11%
Households 0.03% -0.11%
Families -0.12% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Brown City, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brown City 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 # 379 45th
Population Density # 275 60th
Diversity Index # 546 22nd
Median Household Income # 606 13th
Per Capita Income # 604 13th

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