Alpena, Michigan Population 2020

9,789

Alpena is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 9,789, it is the 93rd largest city in Michigan and the 3144th largest city in the United States. Alpena is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -6.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,483 in 2010. Alpena reached it's highest population of 14,682 in 1960. Spanning over 9 miles, Alpena has a population density of 1,198 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alpena is $49,890 with a poverty rate of 21.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $591 per month, and the median house value is $76,200. The median age in Alpena is 42.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males.

Alpena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alpena was:

  • White: 96.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Black or African American: 1.10%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alpena, Michigan is 9,789, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,963.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,483.

Alpena, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,204-78-0.28%
201928,282-78-0.28%
201828,360-78-0.28%
201728,438-218-0.77%
201628,656-63-0.22%
201528,719-168-0.58%
201428,887-78-0.27%
201328,965-207-0.71%
201229,172-172-0.59%
201129,344-173-0.59%
201029,5170.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,70696.23%
Two or More Races1561.55%
Black or African American1111.10%
Asian590.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.38%
Some Other Race160.16%

Alpena Population Pyramid 2020

Alpena Median Age

42.2


Total

38.8


Male

44.9


Female

Alpena Adults

There are 8,034 adults, (2,149 of whom are seniors) in Alpena.

Alpena Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Alpena Sex Ratio

Female

5,287

52.42%

Male

4,799

47.58%

Alpena Households and Families

Alpena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alpena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All63.3%36.7%
Male57.2%42.8%
Female51.7%48.3%
Non Family48.9%51.1%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5072.1463.3
Non Family2,0641.2948.9
Married1,6132.8787.3
Female6712.8951.7
Male1592.6457.2

2.73

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

10%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alpena Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2743.81%
9th to 12th Grade3044.22%
High School Graduate2,29931.95%
Some College1,93026.82%
Associates Degree1,06614.81%
Bachelors Degree85511.88%
Graduate Degree4686.50%

Alpena Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9526,4151,252
Hispanic757010
Black74547
Asian463838
Multiple Races403216
Other Race1616
Native American1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,364$31,476$24,229
Less Than High School$13,750$$14,063
High School Grad$21,083$28,802$15,528
Some College$27,176$36,136$22,790
Bachelors Degree$36,779$26,923$42,560
Graduate Degree$51,528$45,278$55,438

$27,364

Average Earnings

$31,476

Average Male

$24,229

Average Female

Alpena Language

Alpena Language by Age

Alpena Language

97.23% of Alpena residents speak only English, while 2.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Alpena Poverty

Alpena Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,1381,90320.83%
Multiple1255846.40%
Black594169.49%
Hispanic2253314.67%
Native342779.41%

21.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.85%

Male Poverty Rate

23.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alpena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Native, with 79.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Hispanic, with 14.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.79%
High School23.61%
Some College17.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.63%
Male Unemployed48.62%
Female Employed11.44%
Male Employed11.30%

Alpena Income

Alpena Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,706$49,890
Families$49,272$59,633
Married Families$61,563-
Non Families$22,267$36,134

Alpena Marital Status

Alpena Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Alpena Married by Age and Sex

Alpena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Alpena Marital Status by Race

Alpena Veterans

793

Number of Veterans

731

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam218
Second Gulf War160
Korea108
First Gulf War105
World War II63
Age Group Veterans
75+230
35 to 54190
65 to 74176
55 to 64155
18 to 3442
Name Veterans % of Total
White78110.01%
Indian738.89%
Hispanic54.39%
Black56.17%

$Alpena Veterans by Education

9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alpena Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Alpena Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.32%

Born in Michigan

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.72% of Alpena residents were born in the United States, with 85.32% having been born in Michigan. 0.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,789-87-0.88%
20199,876-87-0.87%
20189,963-48-0.48%
201710,011-87-0.86%
201610,098-45-0.44%
201510,143-69-0.68%
201410,212-38-0.37%
201310,250-81-0.78%
201210,331-71-0.68%
201110,402-71-0.68%
201010,473-831-0.76%
200011,304-50-0.04%
199011,354-860-0.73%
198012,214-1,591-1.22%
197013,805-877-0.61%
196014,6821,5471.12%
195013,1353270.25%
194012,8086420.52%
193012,1661,0650.92%
192011,101-1,605-1.34%
191012,7069040.74%
190011,8025190.45%
189011,2835,1306.25%
18806,1530.00%