Alpena, Michigan Population 2021

9,924
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Alpena is a city located in Alpena County Michigan. It is also the county seat of Alpena County. With a 2020 population of 9,924, it is the 93rd largest city in Michigan and the 3125th largest city in the United States . Alpena is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -5.33% 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 1,215 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alpena is $50,895 with a poverty rate of 18.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $620 per month, and the median house value is $74,600. 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 Alpena was:

  • White: 96.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alpena, Michigan is 9,924 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,972.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,483.

Alpena, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Alpena Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,72496.91%
Two or More Races1281.28%
Black or African American1081.08%
Asian350.35%
Some Other Race210.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.18%
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Alpena Population by Race

Alpena Population Pyramid $2021

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Alpena Median Age

42.4


Total

39.2


Male

44.9


Female

Alpena Adults

There are 8,029 adults, (2,130 of whom are seniors) in Alpena.

Alpena Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Alpena Sex Ratio

Female

5,205

51.87%

Male

4,829

48.13%

Alpena Population by Age

Alpena Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alpena Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All65.7%34.3%
Male58.6%41.4%
Female56.6%43.4%
Non Family53.4%46.6%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alpena Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5122.1365.7
Non Family2,0801.3153.4
Married1,6842.8384.6
Female5742.8656.6
Male1742.7558.6

2.74

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Alpena Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2313.19%
9th to 12th Grade3024.17%
High School Graduate2,32132.04%
Some College1,95727.01%
Associates Degree1,11215.35%
Bachelors Degree84611.68%
Graduate Degree4766.57%
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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
White6,9436,4521,243
Hispanic10610018
Black91656
2+ Races675731
Asian242424
Other Race2121
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 100.00%.

Alpena Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,982$31,537$24,368
Less Than 9th Grade$14,635$$14,097
High School Graduate$21,899$25,741$15,110
Some College$27,080$37,739$23,305
Bachelors Degree$37,500$25,125$47,576
Graduate Degree$54,375$49,107$57,991

$26,982

Average Earnings

$31,537

Average Male

$24,368

Average Female

Alpena Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alpena Language by Age

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Alpena Language

97.27% of Alpena residents speak only English, while 2.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Alpena Language

Alpena Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,1381,67618.34%
Hispanic2324117.67%
Multiple1224133.61%
Black603558.33%
Native14857.14%

18.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.16%

Male Poverty Rate

19.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alpena

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Black, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alpena is Hispanic, with 17.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.22%.

Alpena Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.04%
High School22.60%
Some College16.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.19%

Alpena Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.77%
Female Unemployed49.65%
Female Employed9.31%
Male Employed8.68%

Alpena Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alpena Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,012$50,895
Families$52,059$61,213
Married Families$61,379-
Non Families$23,414$37,086
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Income by Household Type

Alpena Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

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 55-64.

Alpena Marital Status by Race

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Alpena Marital Status

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804

Number of Veterans

736

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam256
Second Gulf War181
First Gulf War113
Korea93
World War II62

Alpena Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+215
65 to 74189
35 to 54188
55 to 64158
18 to 3454

Alpena Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White79210.17%
Native American844.44%
Hispanic64.20%
Black44.08%

Alpena Veterans by Race

Alpena Veterans by Education

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15.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alpena Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

8%

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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84.63%

Born in Alpena

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Alpena residents were born in the United States, with 84.63% having been born in Michigan. 0.57% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,924-16-0.16%
20209,940-16-0.16%
20199,956-16-0.16%
20189,972-36-0.36%
201710,008-94-0.93%
201610,102-43-0.42%
201510,145-68-0.67%
201410,213-35-0.34%
201310,248-83-0.80%
201210,331-72-0.69%
201110,403-70-0.67%
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%

Alpena Population by Year