Michigan City, Indiana Population 2024

31,294

Michigan City is a city located in LaPorte County Indiana. Michigan City has a 2024 population of 31,294. Michigan City is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -2.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,010 in 2020.

The average household income in Michigan City is $67,248 with a poverty rate of 21.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Michigan City is 38.2 years, 37.1 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Michigan City Demographics

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

  • White: 62.74%
  • Black or African American: 27.51%
  • Two or more races: 6.61%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
19.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,590.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.24% (-716)
The current population of Michigan City, Indiana is 31,294 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,010.

Michigan City, Indiana Population 2024

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Michigan City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,06562.74%
Black or African American8,79727.51%
Two or more races2,1146.61%
Other race6542.04%
Asian2360.74%
Native American890.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.09%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Michigan City Population by Race

Michigan City Population Pyramid 2024

Michigan City Median Age

38.2

Total

37.1

Male

39.5

Female

Michigan City Adults

There are 25,003 adults, (5,552 of whom are seniors) in Michigan City.

Michigan City Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Michigan City Sex Ratio

Female15,34647.98%
Male16,63752.02%

Michigan City Population by Age

Michigan City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,4082.3559.340.7
Non Family5,7351.2352.847.2
Married3,5623.1681.318.7
Female2,3543.6144.455.6
Male7573.1551.148.9
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3.2

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Michigan City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Michigan City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Michigan City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.17%.

Michigan City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,230

Average Earnings

$41,127

Average Male

$33,225

Average Female

Michigan City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Michigan City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Michigan City Language

96.16% of Michigan City residents speak only English, while 3.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Michigan City Language

Michigan City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,7782,92916.48%
Black7,6072,23029.32%
Multiple2,08465931.62%
Hispanic2,53562524.65%
Other63015023.81%
Asian2369841.53%
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21.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.1%

Male Poverty Rate

23.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Michigan City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Michigan City is Asian, with 41.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Michigan City is White, with 16.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.9%.

Michigan City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.28%
Some College17.14%
High School16.04%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
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Michigan City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.1%
Male Unemployed29.25%
Female Employed14.76%
Male Employed6.97%
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Michigan City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Michigan City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Michigan City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Michigan City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Michigan City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Michigan City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,585

Number of Veterans

1,506

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

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Michigan City Veterans by War

count

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Michigan City Veterans by Age

count

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Michigan City Veterans by Race

Michigan City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Michigan City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Michigan City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Michigan City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Michigan City 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

68.91%

Born in Michigan City

97.68%

Native Born

2.32%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.68% of Michigan City residents were born in the United States, with 68.91% having been born in Indiana. 0.73% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,049-249-0.82%
202830,298-249-0.82%
202730,547-249-0.81%
202630,796-249-0.8%
202531,045-249-0.8%
202431,294-249-0.79%
202331,543-249-0.78%
202231,792-249-0.78%
202132,041310.1%
202032,0108012.57%
201931,209-45-0.14%
201831,254320.1%
201731,222-42-0.13%
201631,264-222-0.71%
201531,486-170-0.54%
201431,656770.24%
201331,5793451.1%
201231,234-131-0.42%
201131,365-161-0.51%
201031,526-1,374-4.18%
200032,900-922-2.73%
199033,822-3,028-8.22%
198036,850-2,519-6.4%
197039,3692,7167.41%
196036,6538,25829.08%
195028,3951,9197.25%
194026,476-259-0.97%
193026,7357,27837.41%
192019,4574302.26%
191019,0274,17728.13%
190014,8504,07437.81%
189010,7763,41046.29%
18807,3663,38184.84%
18703,98566520.03%
18603,320
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Michigan City Population by Year