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The Village of Colon had a population of 1,282 as of July 1, 2021. Colon 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 Colon is located at latitude 41.9584 and longitude -85.325 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Colon encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Village of Colon 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 Colon is located within Township of Colon, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Joseph County.

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Colon, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,282 (100%)
Population in Households 1,282 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,019 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 933
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $46,020
Average Household Income $56,504
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,767
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $138,141
Average Home Value $183,869
Housing Affordability Index3 196


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 345
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.75% 0.16%
Households 0.8% 0.19%
Families 1.25% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%

Colon, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colon to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 391 44th
Population Density # 353 49th
Median Household Income # 486 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 333 48th
Per Capita Income # 545 21st
Diversity Index # 660 4th

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