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Michigan City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Michigan City had a population of 274 as of July 1, 2017. Michigan City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Michigan City is located at latitude 48.0244 and longitude -98.1201 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Michigan City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The City of Michigan City (GNIS ID: 1036161) 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 Michigan City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Michigan City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 274
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 106
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 533
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $51,556
Average Household Income $68,747
Per Capita Income $31,433


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $79,808
Average Home Value $113,318


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.97% -1.12%
Households -0.95% -0.88%
Families 1.14% -1.15%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Michigan City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Michigan City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota 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 # 147 64th
Population Density # 151 63rd
Diversity Index # 83 79th
Median Household Income # 294 27th
Per Capita Income # 284 29th

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