Colon, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colon, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Colon had a population of 1,233 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.9627 and longitude -85.3194 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Colon (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2398601) 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.

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


Total Population 1,233
Daytime Population: Workers 501
Daytime Population: Residents 660
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 985
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 903
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,840
Average Household Income $54,768
Per Capita Income $21,851


Total Housing Units 688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $102,586
Average Home Value $128,076


Total Households 510
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 333
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 0.69% 0.56%
Households 0.7% 0.58%
Families 1.5% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 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 # 398 42nd
Population Density # 367 47th
Diversity Index # 657 5th
Median Household Income # 350 50th
Per Capita Income # 461 34th

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