Chelsea, MI 48118 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48118: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chelsea, MI 48118

Not Acceptable, USPS
Freedom Twp, MI 48118
Lima Center, MI 48118
Lima Twp, MI 48118
Luce Twp, MI 48118
Lyndon Twp, MI 48118
Sylvan Twp, MI 48118

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washtenaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.317, Longitude -84.03
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 589
  • PO Box Addresses: 221
  • Residential Addresses: 5,452
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 405
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,047

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Chelsea, MI 48118 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,403
Daytime Population: Workers 9,171
Daytime Population: Residents 6,997
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,168
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 13,050
Population in Familes 10,867
Population in Group Qrtrs 353
Population Density2 137
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $77,151
Average Household Income $98,567
Per Capita Income $40,070


Total Housing Units 5,756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,257 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,092 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $251,076
Average Home Value $286,710


Total Households 5,349
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,664
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 0.66% 0.77%
Households 0.65% 0.75%
Families 0.45% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Chelsea, MI 48118 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48118 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 276 72nd
Population Density # 454 54th
Diversity Index # 523 46th
Median Household Income # 68 93rd
Per Capita Income # 65 93rd

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