Black River, MI 48721 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48721: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Black River, MI 48721

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Alcona County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.797, Longitude -83.324
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • PO Box Addresses: 1
  • Residential Addresses: 255
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 255

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

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Black River, MI 48721 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 393
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $43,293
Average Household Income $55,763
Per Capita Income $26,675


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 3.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (49.2%)
Median Home Value $148,611
Average Home Value $180,747


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 123
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 0.14% -0.15%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.11% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Black River, MI 48721 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48721 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 # 898 9th
Population Density # 880 11th
Diversity Index # 929 6th
Median Household Income # 686 30th
Per Capita Income # 392 60th

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