Michigan City, Indiana Population 2021

30,923
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Michigan City is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 30,923, it is the 32nd largest city in Indiana and the 1260th largest city in the United States . Michigan City is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,479 in 2010. Michigan City reached it's highest population of 39,369 in 1970. Spanning over 20 miles, Michigan City has a population density of 1,571 people per square mile.

The average household income in Michigan City is $52,883 with a poverty rate of 24.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $752 per month, and the median house value is $89,900. The median age in Michigan City is 36.5 years, 35.6 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Michigan City Demographics

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

  • White: 61.84%
  • Black or African American: 29.41%
  • Two or more races: 6.21%
  • Other race: 1.63%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Michigan City, Indiana is 30,923 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,061.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,479.

Michigan City, Indiana Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021109,702-93-0.08%
2020109,795-93-0.08%
2019109,888-93-0.08%
2018109,9811390.13%
2017109,842-380-0.35%
2016110,222-613-0.56%
2015110,835-900-0.81%
2014111,7353120.28%
2013111,4231190.11%
2012111,304-13-0.01%
2011111,317-142-0.13%
2010111,4590.00%

Michigan City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,24361.84%
Black or African American9,15229.41%
Two or More Races1,9316.21%
Some Other Race5071.63%
Asian2430.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.13%
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Michigan City Population by Race

Michigan City Population Pyramid $2021

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Michigan City Median Age

36.5


Total

35.6


Male

37.9


Female

Michigan City Adults

There are 23,875 adults, (4,717 of whom are seniors) in Michigan City.

Michigan City Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Michigan City Sex Ratio

Female

15,182

48.79%

Male

15,936

51.21%

Michigan City Population by Age

Michigan City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Michigan City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75%25%
All53.8%46.2%
Male49.4%50.6%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female36.5%63.5%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Michigan City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4692.2653.8
Non Family5,5001.1847.7
Married3,7193.0775
Female2,3903.1636.5
Male8603.1449.4

2.99

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Michigan City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5682.68%
9th to 12th Grade2,28610.77%
High School Graduate8,22638.75%
Some College4,48121.11%
Associates Degree2,27510.72%
Bachelors Degree2,19710.35%
Graduate Degree1,1945.62%
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Michigan City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Michigan City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,87412,5072,677
Black5,6874,515450
Hispanic987737102
2+ Races54347868
Other Race32720323
Asian15314875
Native American424219

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.02%.

Michigan City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,054$37,979$25,526
Less Than 9th Grade$21,212$21,937$
High School Graduate$26,519$30,200$24,350
Some College$30,288$43,156$22,217
Bachelors Degree$42,906$54,810$37,019
Graduate Degree$49,755$54,286$49,219

$30,054

Average Earnings

$37,979

Average Male

$25,526

Average Female

Michigan City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Michigan City Language by Age

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Michigan City Language

96.12% of Michigan City residents speak only English, while 3.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.62% of the population.

Michigan City Language

Michigan City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,0123,38519.90%
Black7,9172,52931.94%
Multiple1,84075841.20%
Hispanic1,71551530.03%
Other4789620.08%
Asian2384619.33%

24.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.53%

Male Poverty Rate

27.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Michigan City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Michigan City is Multiple, with 41.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Michigan City is Asian, with 19.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.56%.

Michigan City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.32%
High School17.46%
Some College15.99%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%

Michigan City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.34%
Female Unemployed39.74%
Female Employed16.46%
Male Employed7.22%

Michigan City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Michigan City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,631$52,883
Families$50,871$60,682
Married Families$72,510$80,664
Non Families$29,553$40,024
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Income by Household Type

Michigan City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Michigan City Married by Age and Sex

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Michigan City 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.

Michigan City Marital Status by Race

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Michigan City Marital Status

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1,867

Number of Veterans

1,706

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam669
First Gulf War272
Second Gulf War212
Korea162
World War II38

Michigan City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+468
35 to 54377
55 to 64373
18 to 34160

Michigan City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3918.77%
Black4176.21%
Hispanic383.19%
2+ Races243.35%
Other Race184.93%
Asian1710.30%

Michigan City Veterans by Race

Michigan City Veterans by Education

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4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Michigan City Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Michigan City Employment by Age

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Michigan City Employment by Race

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Michigan City 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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69.29%

Born in Michigan City

97.34%

Native Born

2.66%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

1.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.34% of Michigan City residents were born in the United States, with 69.29% having been born in Indiana. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Michigan City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,923-46-0.15%
202030,969-46-0.15%
201931,015-46-0.15%
201831,061210.07%
201731,040-43-0.14%
201631,083-237-0.76%
201531,320-174-0.55%
201431,494720.23%
201331,4223451.11%
201231,077-135-0.43%
201131,212-164-0.52%
201031,376-1,524-0.47%
200032,900-922-0.28%
199033,822-3,028-0.85%
198036,850-2,519-0.66%
197039,3692,7160.72%
196036,6538,2582.59%
195028,3951,9190.70%
194026,476-259-0.10%
193026,7357,2783.23%
192019,4574300.22%
191019,0274,1772.51%
190014,8504,0743.26%
189010,7763,4103.88%
18807,3663,3816.34%
18703,9856651.84%
18603,3200.00%

Michigan City Population by Year