Wexford County MI Information


Wexford County Subdivisions

Wexford County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 34,041 (100%)
Population in Households 33,652 (98.9%)
Population in Families 26,860 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 389 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 60
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $47,689
Average Household Income $61,914
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $24,947
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 17,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,177 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,530 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,829 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $126,056
Average Home Value $161,578
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 13,707
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,219
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.35% 0.4%
Households 0.46% 0.47%
Families 0.26% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%


Wexford County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wexford County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 45 47th
Population Density # 44 48th
Median Household Income # 60 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 71 86th
Per Capita Income # 68 19th
Diversity Index # 64 24th

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