Alpena, Michigan Population 2022

10,139
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Alpena is a city located in Alpena County Michigan. Alpena has a 2020 population of 10,139. It is also the county seat of Alpena County. Alpena is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,197 in 2010.

The average household income in Alpena is $50,895 with a poverty rate of 19.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $565 per month, and the median house value is $82,200. The median age in Alpena is 42.4 years, 39.2 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Alpena Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alpenawas:

  • White: 95.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Black or African American: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Other race: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alpena, Michigan is 10,139 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,197.

Alpena, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201029,5100.00%
201129,340-170-0.58%
201229,166-174-0.60%
201328,957-209-0.72%
201428,882-75-0.26%
201528,722-160-0.56%
201628,663-59-0.21%
201728,428-235-0.83%
201828,384-44-0.16%
201928,405210.07%
202028,426210.07%
202128,447210.07%

Alpena Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,56095.72%
Black or African American1271.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.21%
Asian140.14%
Some Other Race110.11%
Two or More Races2542.54%
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Alpena Population by Race

Alpena Population Pyramid 2022

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Alpena Median Age

44.1


Total

40.7


Male

48.3


Female

Alpena Adults

There are 8,024 adults, (2,007 of whom are seniors) in Alpena.

Alpena Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Alpena Sex Ratio

Female

5,190

51.97%

Male

4,797

48.03%

Alpena Population by Age

Alpena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alpena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
Male74.6%25.4%
All67.1%32.9%
Female55.4%44.6%
Non Family54.2%45.8%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alpena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7572.0167.1
Married1,6952.887.7
Male2012.8774.6
Female5252.7655.4
Non Family2,3361.1954.2

2.71

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Alpena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1411.90%
9th to 12th Grade3544.77%
High School Graduate2,42932.76%
Some College2,09928.31%
Associates Degree1,10714.93%
Bachelors Degree80310.83%
Graduate Degree4826.50%
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Alpena Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alpena Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1099
2+ Races15310930
White7,0316,6101,223
Hispanic15310618
Black108925
Native American1717
Other Race1111

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 90.00%.

Alpena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,102$32,264$23,358
Less Than 9th Grade$12,721$$
High School Graduate$21,271$24,950$16,622
Some College$26,250$36,707$21,641
Bachelors Degree$37,813$30,781$39,130
Graduate Degree$56,806$92,528$56,111

$27,102

Average Earnings

$32,264

Average Male

$23,358

Average Female

Alpena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alpena Language by Age

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Alpena Language

97.78% of Alpena residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Alpena Language

Alpena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black897280.90%
Multiple24713755.47%
Native17952.94%
White9,0301,57317.42%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic29412040.82%

19.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.24%

Male Poverty Rate

20.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alpena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Black, with 80.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Hispanic, with 40.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.82%.

Alpena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.78%
High School24.36%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Alpena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.83%
Male Unemployed43.14%
Female Employed8.28%
Female Unemployed43.69%

Alpena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alpena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,260$49,521
Families$53,911$63,312
Married Families$65,668-
Non Families$23,628$33,584
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Income by Household Type

Alpena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Alpena Married by Age and Sex

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Alpena Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Alpena Marital Status by Race

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Alpena Marital Status

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715

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War155
First Gulf War87
Vietnam230
Korea95
World War II46

Alpena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3447
35 to 54149
55 to 64149
65 to 74167
75+203

Alpena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7059.15%
Black10.87%
Native American942.86%
Hispanic63.23%

Alpena Veterans by Race

Alpena Veterans by Education

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14.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alpena Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Alpena Employment by Age

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Alpena Employment by Race

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Alpena Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.70%

Born in Alpena

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.61%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Alpena residents were born in the United States, with 85.70% having been born in Michigan. 0.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alpena Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18806,1530.00%
189011,2835,1306.25%
190011,8025190.45%
191012,7069040.74%
192011,101-1,605-1.34%
193012,1661,0650.92%
194012,8086420.52%
195013,1353270.25%
196014,6821,5471.12%
197013,805-877-0.61%
198012,214-1,591-1.22%
199011,354-860-0.73%
200011,304-50-0.04%
201010,483-821-0.75%
201110,454-29-0.28%
201210,425-29-0.28%
201310,396-29-0.28%
201410,367-29-0.28%
201510,338-29-0.28%
201610,309-29-0.28%
201710,280-29-0.28%
201810,251-29-0.28%
201910,222-29-0.28%
202010,197-25-0.24%
202110,168-29-0.28%
202210,139-29-0.29%

Alpena Population by Year