Cheshire, Michigan Population 2024

2,236

Cheshire is a city located in Allegan County and Van Buren County Michigan. Cheshire has a 2024 population of 2,236. Cheshire is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 1.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,211 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheshire is $71,743 with a poverty rate of 9.47%. The median age in Cheshire is 39.8 years: 38.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Cheshire Demographics

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

  • White: 82%
  • Two or more races: 14.02%
  • Black or African American: 2.81%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
34.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
64.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.13% (25)
The current population of Cheshire, Michigan is 2,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,211.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,04182%
Two or more races34914.02%
Black or African American702.81%
Other race190.76%
Native American100.4%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cheshire Population by Race

Cheshire Population Pyramid 2024

Cheshire Median Age

39.8

Total

38.1

Male

41.3

Female

Cheshire Adults

There are 1,922 adults, (320 of whom are seniors) in Cheshire.

Cheshire Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheshire Sex Ratio

Female1,01340.7%
Male1,47659.3%

Cheshire Population by Age

Cheshire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8542.986.813.2
Married4813.785.214.8
Non Family2021.4282.217.8
Male1472.2995.94.1
Female2431000

3.2

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

86.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheshire Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade794.86%
Associates Degree1348.24%
Bachelors Degree18211.19%
Graduate Degree734.49%
High School Graduate87153.57%
Less Than 9th Grade90.55%
Some College27817.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3701,291220
2+ Races1461460
Black646435
Hispanic36270
Other Race19190
Native American10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.69%.

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$54,688$0$54,063
High School Graduate$37,554$40,945$25,341
Less Than 9th Grade$0$56,607$0
Overall$40,284$41,971$30,139
Some College$49,196$50,938$29,613

$40,284

Average Earnings

$41,971

Average Male

$30,139

Average Female

Cheshire Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheshire Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheshire Language

97.4% of Cheshire residents speak only English, while 2.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.6% of the population.

Cheshire Language

Cheshire Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9821778.93%
Multiple3495716.33%

9.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.16%

Male Poverty Rate

6.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheshire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheshire is Multiple, with 16.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheshire is White, with 8.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.86%.

Cheshire Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.68%
High School5.4%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
Some College2.91%

Cheshire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed10.77%
Male Employed7.63%
Female Employed2.22%

Cheshire Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheshire Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$63,214$75,804
Households$64,044$71,743
Married Families$81,435$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,250$51,583

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheshire Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheshire Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheshire Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cheshire Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheshire Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

40

Number of Veterans

40

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam32
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Cheshire Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7432
35 to 544
75+4
18 to 340
55 to 640

Cheshire Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White362.3%
2+ Races41.56%

Cheshire Veterans by Race

Cheshire Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheshire Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cheshire Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheshire Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheshire Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.77%

Born in Cheshire

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Cheshire residents were born in the United States, with 83.77% having been born in Michigan. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cheshire Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,27170.31%
20282,26470.31%
20272,25770.31%
20262,25070.31%
20252,24370.31%
20242,23670.31%
20232,22970.32%
20222,22270.32%
20212,21540.18%
20202,211-90-3.91%
20192,301170.74%
20182,284210.93%
20172,263180.8%
20162,24570.31%
20152,23890.4%
20142,229221%
20132,20750.23%
20122,20260.27%
20112,196-9-0.41%
20102,20500%

Cheshire Population by Year