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Michigan City, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Michigan City had a population of 31,473 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 Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Michigan City is located at latitude 41.7125 and longitude -86.8761 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Michigan City (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.59 sq. miles and a water area of 3.27 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Michigan City (GNIS ID: 2395110) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Michigan City is located within Township of Michigan, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,473
Daytime Population: Workers 20,296
Daytime Population: Residents 16,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 28,847
Population in Familes 21,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,626
Population Density2 1,607
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,715
Average Household Income $53,082
Per Capita Income $20,770


Total Housing Units 14,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,349 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,870 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,527 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $99,439
Average Home Value $145,870


Total Households 12,219
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,212
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 0.0% 0.04%
Households 0.09% 0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Michigan City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Michigan City to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 31 96th
Population Density # 240 65th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 581 15th
Per Capita Income # 545 20th

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