Sturgis, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sturgis, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sturgis had a population of 10,944 as of July 1, 2017. Sturgis ranks in the upper 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 Sturgis is located at latitude 41.8002 and longitude -85.4182 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgis (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Joseph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The City of Sturgis (GNIS ID: 1627129) 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 Sturgis 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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Sturgis, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,944
Daytime Population: Workers 9,255
Daytime Population: Residents 6,211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 10,791
Population in Familes 8,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density2 1,682
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $40,218
Average Household Income $54,615
Per Capita Income $20,328


Total Housing Units 4,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,371 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,695 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 595 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $95,145
Average Home Value $117,401


Total Households 4,066
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 2,627
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 -0.06% 0.03%
Households -0.07% 0.04%
Families -0.03% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Sturgis, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgis 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 # 92 87th
Population Density # 178 74th
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 506 27th
Per Capita Income # 550 21st

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