Gibraltar, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gibraltar, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Gibraltar had a population of 4,616 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gibraltar is located at latitude 42.1054 and longitude -83.201 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gibraltar (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.73 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 574 feet.

The City of Gibraltar (GNIS ID: 1626349) 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 Gibraltar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibraltar: Gibralter.

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Gibraltar, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,616
Daytime Population: Workers 1,102
Daytime Population: Residents 2,453
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 4,606
Population in Familes 3,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,253
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $69,547
Average Household Income $83,409
Per Capita Income $35,260


Total Housing Units 2,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,434 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 514 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $158,478
Average Home Value $193,393


Total Households 1,948
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,264
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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households 0.01% -0.2%
Families -0.21% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Gibraltar, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibraltar 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 # 184 74th
Population Density # 268 61st
Diversity Index # 303 56th
Median Household Income # 55 92nd
Per Capita Income # 85 88th

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