Vassar, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vassar, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Vassar had a population of 2,681 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Vassar is located at latitude 43.3714 and longitude -83.5765 in Tuscola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vassar (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Tuscola County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The City of Vassar (GNIS ID: 1627190) 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 Vassar 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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Vassar, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,681
Daytime Population: Workers 1,258
Daytime Population: Residents 1,545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 2,620
Population in Familes 2,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,263
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $47,575
Average Household Income $57,413
Per Capita Income $23,143


Total Housing Units 1,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 710 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $103,125
Average Home Value $126,090


Total Households 1,018
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 690
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 -0.08% -0.22%
Households 0.23% -0.14%
Families 0.45% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Vassar, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vassar 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 # 255 63rd
Population Density # 261 62nd
Diversity Index # 294 57th
Median Household Income # 316 54th
Per Capita Income # 374 46th

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