Gobles, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gobles, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gobles had a population of 804 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gobles is located at latitude 42.3617 and longitude -85.8774 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gobles (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of Gobles (GNIS ID: 1626360) 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 Gobles 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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Gobles, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 804
Daytime Population: Workers 455
Daytime Population: Residents 457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 799
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 778
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $39,089
Average Household Income $44,194
Per Capita Income $17,159


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $81,364
Average Home Value $94,881


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 208
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 -0.42% -0.25%
Households -0.44% -0.26%
Families -0.13% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Gobles, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gobles 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 # 476 32nd
Population Density # 416 40th
Diversity Index # 236 66th
Median Household Income # 535 23rd
Per Capita Income # 649 6th

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