Chelsea, Michigan Population 2020

5,746

Chelsea is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 5,746, it is the 137th largest city in Michigan and the 4398th largest city in the United States. Chelsea is currently growing at a rate of 2.42% annually and its population has increased by 16.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,944 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Chelsea has a population density of 1,589 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chelsea is $108,965 with a poverty rate of 3.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,064 per month, and the median house value is $206,800. The median age in Chelsea is 43.8 years, 38.1 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males.

Chelsea Demographics

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

  • White: 96.39%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chelsea, Michigan is 5,746, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,474.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,944.

Chelsea, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,10496.39%
Two or More Races1001.89%
Black or African American450.85%
Some Other Race390.74%
Asian70.13%

Chelsea Population Pyramid 2020

Chelsea Median Age

43.8


Total

38.1


Male

48.4


Female

Chelsea Adults

There are 4,092 adults, (1,254 of whom are seniors) in Chelsea.

Chelsea Age Dependency

86.6

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelsea Sex Ratio

Female

2,727

51.50%

Male

2,568

48.50%

Chelsea Households and Families

Chelsea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chelsea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.3%10.7%
Married83%17%
Female67.4%32.6%
All66.3%33.7%
Non Family43.3%56.7%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2152.3366.3
Married1,1103.1283
Non Family8711.0943.3
Female1783.5167.4
Male562.4189.3

3.12

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chelsea Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade531.41%
9th to 12th Grade1163.09%
High School Graduate58615.60%
Some College89723.88%
Associates Degree2967.88%
Bachelors Degree1,08828.97%
Graduate Degree72019.17%

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5513,3821,703
Hispanic12712792
Black4545
Other Race393939
Multiple Races26266
Asian777

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,784$70,833$43,052
Less Than High School$20,667$$
High School Grad$31,029$42,109$25,240
Some College$52,628$57,125$31,719
Bachelors Degree$61,844$84,138$44,963
Graduate Degree$78,333$125,673$63,594

$55,784

Average Earnings

$70,833

Average Male

$43,052

Average Female

Chelsea Language

Chelsea Language by Age

Chelsea Language

97.22% of Chelsea residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Chelsea Poverty

Chelsea Poverty by Race

3.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.30%

Male Poverty Rate

5.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelsea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 3.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.15%
High School5.82%
Some College2.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.25%
Male Unemployed8.53%
Female Employed5.19%
Male Employed1.52%

Chelsea Income

Chelsea Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,958$108,965
Families$119,412$140,152
Married Families$132,031-
Non Families$43,733$59,643

Chelsea Marital Status

Chelsea Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelsea Married by Age and Sex

Chelsea 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 35-44.

Chelsea Marital Status by Race

Chelsea Veterans

313

Number of Veterans

299

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam93
First Gulf War58
Korea41
World War II35
Second Gulf War26
Age Group Veterans
75+159
35 to 5495
65 to 7443
18 to 349
55 to 647
Name Veterans % of Total
White2997.54%
2 or More1436.84%

$Chelsea Veterans by Education

2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelsea Employment Status

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chelsea 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

69.44%

Born in Michigan

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.49% of Chelsea residents were born in the United States, with 69.44% having been born in Michigan. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,7461362.42%
20195,6101362.48%
20185,474861.60%
20175,3881362.59%
20165,252541.04%
20155,198280.54%
20145,170470.92%
20135,123671.33%
20125,056420.84%
20115,014641.29%
20104,9505521.19%
20004,3986261.55%
19903,772-44-0.12%
19803,816-42-0.11%
19703,8585031.41%
19603,3557752.66%
19502,5800.00%