Marquette, Michigan Population 2021

21,697
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Marquette is a city located in Marquette County Michigan. It is also the county seat of Marquette County. With a 2020 population of 21,697, it is the 50th largest city in Michigan and the 1732nd largest city in the United States . Marquette is currently growing at a rate of 1.64% annually and its population has increased by 1.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,355 in 2010. Marquette reached it's highest population of 23,288 in 1980. Spanning over 19 miles, Marquette has a population density of 1,914 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marquette is $62,745 with a poverty rate of 25.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $795 per month, and the median house value is $187,300. The median age in Marquette is 28.6 years, 29.9 years for males, and 27.5 years for females.

Marquette Demographics

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

  • White: 91.51%
  • Black or African American: 3.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Marquette, Michigan is 21,697 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,644.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,355.

Marquette, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202167,3353180.47%
202067,0173180.47%
201966,6993180.48%
201866,381-112-0.17%
201766,493-39-0.06%
201666,532-794-1.19%
201567,326-445-0.66%
201467,771-2-0.00%
201367,773-53-0.08%
201267,8263710.55%
201167,4553770.56%
201067,0780.00%

Marquette Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,05591.51%
Black or African American8163.92%
Two or More Races6363.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native990.48%
Some Other Race940.45%
Asian920.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.14%
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Marquette Population by Race

Marquette Population Pyramid $2021

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Marquette Median Age

28.6


Total

29.9


Male

27.5


Female

Marquette Adults

There are 18,390 adults, (3,075 of whom are seniors) in Marquette.

Marquette Age Dependency

36

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Marquette Sex Ratio

Female

10,324

49.58%

Male

10,498

50.42%

Marquette Population by Age

Marquette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marquette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
Female48.7%51.3%
All48.4%51.6%
Male43.2%56.8%
Non Family28.2%71.8%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marquette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9112.2148.4
Non Family4,3681.6728.2
Married2,6112.8382.7
Female6222.9548.7
Male3103.2143.2

2.75

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Marquette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1791.52%
9th to 12th Grade3943.35%
High School Graduate2,64522.52%
Some College2,26319.27%
Associates Degree1,0819.20%
Bachelors Degree3,37328.72%
Graduate Degree1,81015.41%
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Marquette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marquette Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,63410,2454,956
Black50738715
2+ Races291291115
Hispanic22717953
Native American585119
Asian493528
Other Race2525
Islander21214

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

Marquette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,932$36,750$30,973
Less Than 9th Grade$16,853$$9,306
High School Graduate$29,821$31,111$24,250
Some College$26,778$26,800$26,755
Bachelors Degree$35,946$44,583$32,207
Graduate Degree$56,491$73,269$43,750

$32,932

Average Earnings

$36,750

Average Male

$30,973

Average Female

Marquette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marquette Language by Age

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Marquette Language

96.58% of Marquette residents speak only English, while 3.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Marquette Language

Marquette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3774,01724.53%
Hispanic41920147.97%
Multiple5229918.97%
Black1856937.30%
Other855261.18%
Asian893033.71%
Native891617.98%

25.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.36%

Male Poverty Rate

27.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marquette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marquette is Other, with 61.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marquette is Native, with 17.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.76%.

Marquette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.16%
High School20.43%
Some College11.57%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%

Marquette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.14%
Male Unemployed34.66%
Female Employed21.61%
Male Employed17.31%

Marquette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marquette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,977$62,745
Families$69,323$86,184
Married Families$84,154-
Non Families$29,183$41,178
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Income by Household Type

Marquette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Marquette Married by Age and Sex

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Marquette 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.

Marquette Marital Status by Race

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Marquette Marital Status

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1,352

Number of Veterans

1,228

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam529
First Gulf War218
Second Gulf War185
World War II146
Korea122

Marquette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74427
75+404
35 to 54222
55 to 64207
18 to 3492

Marquette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2517.44%
Black9312.03%
2+ Races81.72%

Marquette Veterans by Race

Marquette Veterans by Education

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6.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marquette Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Marquette Employment by Age

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Marquette Employment by Race

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Marquette Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.66%

Born in Marquette

97.68%

Native Born

2.32%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.68% of Marquette residents were born in the United States, with 73.66% having been born in Michigan. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Marquette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,6973511.64%
202021,3463511.67%
201920,9953511.70%
201820,644170.08%
201720,627690.34%
201620,558-738-3.47%
201521,296-188-0.88%
201421,484-4-0.02%
201321,488-26-0.12%
201221,5141080.50%
201121,406500.23%
201021,3561,6950.83%
200019,661-2,316-1.11%
199021,977-1,311-0.58%
198023,2881,3210.59%
197021,9672,1431.03%
196019,8242,6221.43%
195017,2021,2740.77%
194015,9281,1390.74%
193014,7892,0711.52%
192012,7181,2151.01%
191011,5031,4451.35%
190010,0589651.01%
18909,0934,4036.84%
18804,6906901.60%
18704,0000.00%

Marquette Population by Year