Pearl Beach, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pearl Beach, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Pearl Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 2,894 as of July 1, 2017. Pearl Beach 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 Pearl Beach is located at latitude 42.6288 and longitude -82.5908 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Pearl Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Pearl Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393181) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pearl Beach Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl Beach 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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Pearl Beach, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,894
Daytime Population: Workers 737
Daytime Population: Residents 1,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,382
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 2,894
Population in Familes 2,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,350
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $63,508
Average Household Income $78,591
Per Capita Income $36,601


Total Housing Units 1,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,261 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $225,974
Average Home Value $231,488


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 942
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.31% -0.09%
Households 0.47% 0.03%
Families 0.79% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Pearl Beach, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl Beach 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 # 243 65th
Population Density # 239 66th
Diversity Index # 677 2nd
Median Household Income # 78 89th
Per Capita Income # 73 90th

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