Grayling, Michigan Population 2024

1,980

Grayling is a city located in Crawford County, Kalkaska County, and Otsego County Michigan. Grayling has a 2024 population of 1,980. It is also the county seat of Crawford County. Grayling is currently growing at a rate of 1.64% annually and its population has increased by 6.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,854 in 2020.

The average household income in Grayling is $44,041 with a poverty rate of 28.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Grayling is 48.8 years, 47 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

Grayling Demographics

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

  • White: 92.55%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Other race: 2.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
966.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.8% (126)
The current population of Grayling, Michigan is 1,980 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,854.

Grayling, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,62792.55%
Two or more races553.13%
Other race462.62%
Black or African American181.02%
Asian120.68%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Grayling Population by Race

Grayling Population Pyramid 2024

Grayling Median Age

48.8

Total

47

Male

48.8

Female

Grayling Adults

There are 1,400 adults, (414 of whom are seniors) in Grayling.

Grayling Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Grayling Sex Ratio

Female93052.9%
Male82847.1%

Grayling Population by Age

Grayling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7612.1352.347.7
Non Family3771.1440.359.7
Married1992.9883.416.6
Female1313.1541.258.8
Male543.4648.151.9

2.94

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grayling Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade15111.64%
Associates Degree977.48%
Bachelors Degree14110.87%
Graduate Degree564.32%
High School Graduate42132.46%
Less Than 9th Grade312.39%
Some College40030.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Grayling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grayling Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1741,008197
Hispanic82820
Other Race37370
Black1680
2+ Races1350
Asian12120

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.78%.

Grayling Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$32,188$59,583$0
Graduate Degree$53,750$49,583$0
High School Graduate$22,727$24,583$17,679
Less Than 9th Grade$23,734$23,734$0
Overall$24,739$24,760$24,609
Some College$35,000$47,500$28,000

$24,739

Average Earnings

$24,760

Average Male

$24,609

Average Female

Grayling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grayling Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grayling Language

97.35% of Grayling residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Grayling Language

Grayling Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,42633023.14%
Hispanic1387554.35%
Multiple464393.48%
Other462963.04%
Asian1212100%

28.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.83%

Male Poverty Rate

34.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grayling

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grayling is White, with 23.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.36%.

Grayling Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College33.76%
Less Than 9th Grade22.82%
High School19.79%
Bachelors or Greater17.84%

Grayling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45%
Female Employed26.77%
Female Unemployed25%
Male Employed14.07%

Grayling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grayling Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$48,125$58,646
Households$30,417$44,041
Married Families$73,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,438$27,082

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grayling Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Grayling Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grayling 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 45-54.

Grayling Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grayling Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

141

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War57
Second Gulf War33
Vietnam33
Korea14
World War II4

Grayling Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6456
35 to 5434
65 to 7423
75+23
18 to 345

Grayling Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White14110.94%
Hispanic2319.83%

Grayling Veterans by Race

Grayling Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grayling Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.3%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Grayling Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grayling Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grayling 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

74.23%

Born in Grayling

97.55%

Native Born

2.45%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.55% of Grayling residents were born in the United States, with 74.23% having been born in Michigan. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grayling Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,137311.47%
20282,106321.54%
20272,074311.52%
20262,043321.59%
20252,011311.57%
20241,980321.64%
20231,948311.62%
20221,917241.27%
20211,893392.1%
20201,85440.22%
20191,850120.65%
20181,838-5-0.27%
20171,843130.71%
20161,830-12-0.65%
20151,842100.55%
20141,832-19-1.03%
20131,851-13-0.7%
20121,864-15-0.8%
20111,879-5-0.27%
20101,88400%

Grayling Population by Year