Sandusky, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandusky, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sandusky had a population of 2,623 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sandusky is located at latitude 43.4202 and longitude -82.833 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandusky (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Sandusky (GNIS ID: 1627042) 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 Sandusky 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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Sandusky, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,623
Daytime Population: Workers 3,932
Daytime Population: Residents 1,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.09
Population in Households 2,398
Population in Familes 1,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density2 1,220
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $33,380
Average Household Income $49,005
Per Capita Income $21,832


Total Housing Units 1,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $89,219
Average Home Value $113,345


Total Households 1,095
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 609
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 -0.38% -0.45%
Households -0.43% -0.59%
Families -0.27% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Sandusky, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandusky 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 # 257 63rd
Population Density # 274 61st
Diversity Index # 251 64th
Median Household Income # 632 9th
Per Capita Income # 463 33rd

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