Gaylord, Michigan Population 2024

4,427

Gaylord is a city located in Otsego County Michigan. Gaylord has a 2024 population of 4,427. It is also the county seat of Otsego County. Gaylord is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 3.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,285 in 2020.

The average household income in Gaylord is $55,801 with a poverty rate of 12.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gaylord is 40.1 years, 39.7 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Gaylord Demographics

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

  • White: 91.69%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
853.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.31% (142)
The current population of Gaylord, Michigan is 4,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,285.

Gaylord, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,90791.69%
Two or more races2185.12%
Black or African American1072.51%
Asian150.35%
Native American140.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Gaylord Population by Race

Gaylord Population Pyramid 2024

Gaylord Median Age

40.1

Total

39.7

Male

41.2

Female

Gaylord Adults

There are 3,260 adults, (937 of whom are seniors) in Gaylord.

Gaylord Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaylord Sex Ratio

Female2,31254.26%
Male1,94945.74%

Gaylord Population by Age

Gaylord Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2171.8530.269.8
Non Family1,2561.12991
Married4642.9481.918.1
Female3372.834357
Male1602.312080

2.78

Average Family Size

1.85

Average Household Size

30.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gaylord Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade993.43%
9th to 12th Grade1204.16%
High School Graduate80027.73%
Some College85429.6%
Associates Degree38013.17%
Bachelors Degree49317.09%
Graduate Degree1394.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gaylord Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaylord Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,7032,489594
2+ Races757223
Black73730
Hispanic27220
Asian151515
Native American14140

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Gaylord Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,331$39,767$40,483
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$37,585$39,517$25,952
Some College$41,328$52,750$40,345
Bachelors Degree$41,650$0$56,480
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$40,331

Average Earnings

$39,767

Average Male

$40,483

Average Female

Gaylord Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaylord Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gaylord Language

98.47% of Gaylord residents speak only English, while 1.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Gaylord Language

Gaylord Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,69939110.57%
Hispanic1379972.26%
Multiple2154119.07%
Black1073431.78%
Native1414100%

12.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.68%

Male Poverty Rate

15.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaylord

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaylord is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaylord is White, with 10.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.42%.

Gaylord Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.17%
High School14.63%
Some College14.26%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Gaylord Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.93%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Gaylord Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaylord Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$38,697$55,801
Families$70,559$74,139
Married Families$95,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,474$41,665

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gaylord Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.1%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaylord Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gaylord 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 35-44.

Gaylord Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gaylord Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

348

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War118
First Gulf War92
Vietnam64
Korea13
World War II0

Gaylord Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+91
55 to 6484
35 to 5476
18 to 3466
65 to 7431

Gaylord Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3019.83%
2+ Races3435.05%
Black1317.81%

Gaylord Veterans by Race

Gaylord Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaylord Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gaylord Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gaylord Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gaylord 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

85.03%

Born in Gaylord

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Gaylord residents were born in the United States, with 85.03% having been born in Michigan. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gaylord Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,604350.77%
20284,569360.79%
20274,533350.78%
20264,498360.81%
20254,462350.79%
20244,427360.82%
20234,391350.8%
20224,356410.95%
20214,315300.7%
20204,28563317.33%
20193,652-5-0.14%
20183,657160.44%
20173,641150.41%
20163,626290.81%
20153,597110.31%
20143,58620.06%
20133,58450.14%
20123,579-12-0.33%
20113,591-7-0.19%
20103,598-83-2.25%
20003,68142513.05%
19903,2562458.14%
19803,011-1-0.03%
19703,01244417.29%
19602,56800%
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Gaylord Population by Year