Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Population 2021

13,198
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Sault Ste. Marie is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 13,198, it is the 70th largest city in Michigan and the 2536th largest city in the United States . Sault Ste. Marie is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -6.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,144 in 2010. Sault Ste. Marie reached it's highest population of 18,722 in 1960. Spanning over 20 miles, Sault Ste. Marie has a population density of 894 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sault Ste. Marie is $53,658 with a poverty rate of 22.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $92,500. The median age in Sault Ste. Marie is 33.4 years, 30.4 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Sault Ste. Marie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sault Ste. Marie was:

  • White: 76.07%
  • Native American: 11.57%
  • Two or more races: 9.43%
  • Black or African American: 2.23%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Other race: 0.02%
The current population of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is 13,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,531.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,144.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202137,125-112-0.30%
202037,237-112-0.30%
201937,349-112-0.30%
201837,461-218-0.58%
201737,679-4-0.01%
201637,683-290-0.77%
201537,973-281-0.74%
201438,254-315-0.82%
201338,569-424-1.10%
201238,9931030.26%
201138,8902740.70%
201038,6160.00%

Sault Ste. Marie Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,33876.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,57211.57%
Two or More Races1,2829.43%
Black or African American3032.23%
Asian610.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.24%
Some Other Race30.02%
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Sault Ste. Marie Population by Race

Sault Ste. Marie Population Pyramid $2021

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Sault Ste. Marie Median Age

33.4


Total

30.4


Male

37.2


Female

Sault Ste. Marie Adults

There are 11,021 adults, (2,245 of whom are seniors) in Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sault Ste. Marie Sex Ratio

Female

6,794

49.99%

Male

6,797

50.01%

Sault Ste. Marie Population by Age

Sault Ste. Marie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sault Ste. Marie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.1%21.9%
All50.5%49.5%
Non Family39.8%60.2%
Female36.5%63.5%
Male34.2%65.8%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sault Ste. Marie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6742.2250.5
Non Family2,8781.2839.8
Married1,6933.278.1
Female8463.0936.5
Male2573.4734.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Sault Ste. Marie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1231.44%
9th to 12th Grade7929.28%
High School Graduate2,35627.61%
Some College2,36427.70%
Associates Degree6767.92%
Bachelors Degree1,51117.71%
Graduate Degree7128.34%
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Sault Ste. Marie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sault Ste. Marie Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,7486,1142,033
Native American92384678
2+ Races68850088
Hispanic104939
Black56527
Asian262212
Islander1313
Other Race33

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 46.15%.

Sault Ste. Marie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,053$32,472$25,851
Less Than 9th Grade$$20,446$2,500
High School Graduate$20,945$22,418$12,404
Some College$29,510$30,904$27,574
Bachelors Degree$45,739$52,969$32,296
Graduate Degree$61,563$80,455$50,893

$30,053

Average Earnings

$32,472

Average Male

$25,851

Average Female

Sault Ste. Marie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sault Ste. Marie Language by Age

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Sault Ste. Marie Language

97.38% of Sault Ste. Marie residents speak only English, while 2.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Sault Ste. Marie Language

Sault Ste. Marie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,4301,83519.46%
Native1,53842827.83%
Multiple1,22136730.06%
Hispanic24410844.26%
Black2538232.41%
Asian613455.74%
Islander32412.50%
Other33100.00%

22.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.82%

Male Poverty Rate

25.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sault Ste. Marie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sault Ste. Marie is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sault Ste. Marie is Islander, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.72%.

Sault Ste. Marie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.58%
High School22.48%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.78%

Sault Ste. Marie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.00%
Male Unemployed38.82%
Female Employed13.36%
Male Employed8.94%

Sault Ste. Marie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sault Ste. Marie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,341$53,658
Families$51,236$65,362
Married Families$68,097-
Non Families$26,662$39,619
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Income by Household Type

Sault Ste. Marie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sault Ste. Marie Married by Age and Sex

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Sault Ste. Marie 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.

Sault Ste. Marie Marital Status by Race

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Sault Ste. Marie Marital Status

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1,007

Number of Veterans

904

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam303
Second Gulf War204
First Gulf War187
Korea139
World War II3

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+223
65 to 74220
55 to 64209
35 to 54204
18 to 34151

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White87110.15%
Native American796.67%
2+ Races445.05%
Hispanic3118.02%
Islander1359.09%

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans by Race

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans by Education

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8.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sault Ste. Marie Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sault Ste. Marie Employment by Age

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Sault Ste. Marie Employment by Race

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Sault Ste. Marie 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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77.93%

Born in Sault Ste. Marie

96.94%

Native Born

3.06%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.94% of Sault Ste. Marie residents were born in the United States, with 77.93% having been born in Michigan. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Sault Ste. Marie Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,198-111-0.83%
202013,309-111-0.83%
201913,420-111-0.82%
201813,531-92-0.68%
201713,623-56-0.41%
201613,679-89-0.65%
201513,768-121-0.87%
201413,889-176-1.25%
201314,065-125-0.88%
201214,190-5-0.04%
201114,195340.24%
201014,161-2,381-1.54%
200016,5421,8531.20%
199014,6892410.17%
198014,448-688-0.46%
197015,136-3,586-2.10%
196018,7228100.44%
195017,9122,0651.23%
194015,8472,0921.43%
193013,7551,6591.29%
192012,096-519-0.42%
191012,6152,0771.82%
190010,5384,7786.23%
18905,7600.00%

Sault Ste. Marie Population by Year