Sturgis, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Sturgis, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sturgis had a population of 10,876 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.7992 and longitude -85.4192 in St. Joseph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgis 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.

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Sturgis, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,876
Population in Households 10,724
Population in Familes 8,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density2 1,671
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $40,859
Average Household Income $57,381
Per Capita Income $21,368


Total Housing Units 4,608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,245 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,794 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 569 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $99,716
Average Home Value $125,635


Total Households 4,039
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 2,605
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.13%
Households -0.15% -0.11%
Families -0.12% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2018 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 # 94 87th
Population Density # 178 74th
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 513 26th
Per Capita Income # 521 25th

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