Sandusky, MI 48471 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48471: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sandusky, MI 48471

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sanilac County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.42, Longitude -82.852
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 326
  • PO Box Addresses: 74
  • Residential Addresses: 2,397
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 342
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,055

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

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Sandusky, MI 48471 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,621
Daytime Population: Workers 4,556
Daytime Population: Residents 3,177
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,733
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 5,352
Population in Familes 4,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 269
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $39,840
Average Household Income $53,992
Per Capita Income $22,852


Total Housing Units 2,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,569 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 731 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $97,430
Average Home Value $125,446


Total Households 2,300
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,463
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 -0.51% -0.57%
Households -0.55% -0.66%
Families -0.76% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Sandusky, MI 48471 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48471 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 # 455 54th
Population Density # 683 31st
Diversity Index # 416 58th
Median Household Income # 808 18th
Per Capita Income # 666 32nd

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