East Tawas, Michigan Population 2024

2,727

East Tawas is a city located in Arenac County and Iosco County Michigan. East Tawas has a 2024 population of 2,727. East Tawas is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 2.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,661 in 2020.

The average household income in East Tawas is $50,356 with a poverty rate of 14.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Tawas is 59.1 years, 60.1 years for males, and 59.1 years for females.

East Tawas Demographics

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

  • White: 92.04%
  • Two or more races: 3.03%
  • Black or African American: 2.39%
  • Other race: 1.2%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
969.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.48% (66)
The current population of East Tawas, Michigan is 2,727 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,661.

East Tawas, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,46492.04%
Two or more races813.03%
Black or African American642.39%
Other race321.2%
Native American180.67%
Asian180.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Tawas Population by Race

East Tawas Population Pyramid 2024

East Tawas Median Age

59.1

Total

60.1

Male

59.1

Female

East Tawas Adults

There are 2,396 adults, (996 of whom are seniors) in East Tawas.

East Tawas Age Dependency

91.2

Age Dependency Ratio

71.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Child Dependency Ratio

East Tawas Sex Ratio

Female1,41152.71%
Male1,26647.29%

East Tawas Population by Age

East Tawas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4881.7966.733.3
Non Family9171.1758.541.5
Married4662.777.922.1
Male542.221000
Female514.1676.523.5

2.71

Average Family Size

1.79

Average Household Size

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Tawas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade241.05%
9th to 12th Grade361.57%
High School Graduate85637.35%
Some College75132.77%
Associates Degree1918.33%
Bachelors Degree1858.07%
Graduate Degree24910.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Tawas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Tawas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0842,030402
2+ Races767015
Black64640
Hispanic39330
Other Race323217
Native American18180
Asian18180

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 53.13%.

East Tawas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$30,871$33,375$27,727
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,325$32,794$22,847
Some College$27,862$28,241$24,554
Bachelors Degree$46,694$0$0
Graduate Degree$34,826$34,041$82,411

$30,871

Average Earnings

$33,375

Average Male

$27,727

Average Female

East Tawas Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Tawas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Tawas Language

96.24% of East Tawas residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.53% of the population.

East Tawas Language

East Tawas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,46137015.03%
Multiple811012.35%
Hispanic39615.38%

14.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.09%

Male Poverty Rate

16.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Tawas

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Tawas is Hispanic, with 15.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Tawas is Multiple, with 12.35% 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 27.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.97%.

East Tawas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20.91%
Less Than 9th Grade11.86%
High School10.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%

East Tawas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed34.18%
Female Employed10.45%
Male Employed2.95%

East Tawas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Tawas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$40,833$50,356
Families$59,875$71,746
Married Families$66,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,517$36,181

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Tawas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

East Tawas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Tawas 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 55-64.

East Tawas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Tawas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

326

Number of Veterans

326

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam227
First Gulf War23
World War II14
Korea9
Second Gulf War8

East Tawas Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74171
75+87
55 to 6460
18 to 348
35 to 540

East Tawas Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White30814.08%
2+ Races1013.16%
Black812.5%

East Tawas Veterans by Race

East Tawas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Tawas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.8%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

East Tawas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Tawas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Tawas 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

70.68%

Born in East Tawas

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

2.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of East Tawas residents were born in the United States, with 70.68% having been born in Michigan. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

East Tawas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,809160.57%
20282,793170.61%
20272,776160.58%
20262,760170.62%
20252,743160.59%
20242,727170.63%
20232,710160.59%
20222,694160.6%
20212,678170.64%
20202,661-74-2.71%
20192,73540.15%
20182,73100%
20172,731-16-0.58%
20162,747-8-0.29%
20152,755-10-0.36%
20142,76520.07%
20132,763-4-0.14%
20122,767-14-0.5%
20112,781-26-0.93%
20102,807-144-4.88%
20002,951642.22%
19902,88730311.73%
19802,58400%

East Tawas Population by Year