Chocolay, Michigan Population 2024

6,050

Chocolay is a city located in Alger County and Marquette County Michigan. Chocolay has a 2024 population of 6,050. Chocolay is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 2.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,905 in 2020.

The average household income in Chocolay is $93,789 with a poverty rate of 6.87%. The median age in Chocolay is 44.3 years: 44.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Chocolay Demographics

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

  • White: 89.38%
  • Two or more races: 5.94%
  • Black or African American: 2%
  • Native American: 1.65%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
59.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
102.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.46% (145)
The current population of Chocolay, Michigan is 6,050 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,905.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,31189.38%
Two or more races3535.94%
Black or African American1192%
Native American981.65%
Asian611.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Chocolay Population by Race

Chocolay Population Pyramid 2024

Chocolay Median Age

44.3

Total

44.6

Male

43.5

Female

Chocolay Adults

There are 4,954 adults, (1,195 of whom are seniors) in Chocolay.

Chocolay Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chocolay Sex Ratio

Female2,86248.17%
Male3,08051.83%

Chocolay Population by Age

Chocolay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5412.3387.812.2
Married1,5492.794.65.4
Non Family7641.357723
Female1313.0861.138.9
Male972.971000

2.66

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

87.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chocolay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1543.41%
Associates Degree50411.16%
Bachelors Degree1,30628.93%
Graduate Degree65314.46%
High School Graduate93220.64%
Less Than 9th Grade130.29%
Some College95321.11%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chocolay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chocolay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,0643,9651,837
2+ Races23419381
Black1019423
Native American68580
Asian392914
Hispanic14149

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 64.29%.

Chocolay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,389$52,857$40,333
Graduate Degree$74,643$93,333$72,273
High School Graduate$36,213$56,250$22,743
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,000$47,491$29,522
Some College$28,490$36,250$24,173

$42,000

Average Earnings

$47,491

Average Male

$29,522

Average Female

Chocolay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chocolay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chocolay Language

98.04% of Chocolay residents speak only English, while 1.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Chocolay Language

Chocolay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,2682745.2%
Multiple3534913.88%
Native983636.73%
Asian463269.57%
Black1191411.76%
Hispanic17317.65%

6.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.54%

Male Poverty Rate

8.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chocolay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chocolay is Asian, with 69.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chocolay is White, with 5.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.39%.

Chocolay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.31%
High School12.34%
Some College5.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.79%

Chocolay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed5.52%
Female Employed1.59%
Male Employed1.16%
Female Unemployed0%

Chocolay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chocolay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,542$106,724
Households$85,223$93,789
Married Families$102,971$-999,999,999
Non Families$50,887$61,042

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chocolay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

65.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chocolay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chocolay 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.

Chocolay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chocolay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

301

Number of Veterans

265

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam99
First Gulf War96
Second Gulf War61
Korea5
World War II0

Chocolay Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5481
75+79
55 to 6470
65 to 7453
18 to 3418

Chocolay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2435.5%
Black5344.54%
2+ Races51.72%

Chocolay Veterans by Race

Chocolay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chocolay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chocolay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chocolay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chocolay 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

75.92%

Born in Chocolay

97.24%

Native Born

2.76%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

1.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.24% of Chocolay residents were born in the United States, with 75.92% having been born in Michigan. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chocolay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,225350.57%
20286,190350.57%
20276,155350.57%
20266,120350.58%
20256,085350.58%
20246,050350.58%
20236,015350.59%
20225,980350.59%
20215,945400.68%
20205,905-7-0.12%
20195,912-8-0.14%
20185,920-17-0.29%
20175,937-12-0.2%
20165,949-8-0.13%
20155,957-32-0.53%
20145,98950.08%
20135,984-3-0.05%
20125,987350.59%
20115,952460.78%
20105,90600%

Chocolay Population by Year