Soo, Michigan Population 2024

3,026

Soo is a city located in Chippewa County Michigan. Soo has a 2024 population of 3,026. Soo is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,964 in 2020.

The average household income in Soo is $99,610 with a poverty rate of 5.27%. The median age in Soo is 49.1 years: 46.8 years for males, and 50.9 years for females.

Soo Demographics

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

  • White: 74.81%
  • Two or more races: 15.92%
  • Native American: 9.28%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
50.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
60.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.09% (62)
The current population of Soo, Michigan is 3,026 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,964.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,24274.81%
Two or more races47715.92%
Native American2789.28%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Soo Population by Race

Soo Population Pyramid 2024

Soo Median Age

49.1

Total

46.8

Male

50.9

Female

Soo Adults

There are 2,575 adults, (567 of whom are seniors) in Soo.

Soo Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21

Child Dependency Ratio

Soo Sex Ratio

Female1,40146.75%
Male1,59653.25%

Soo Population by Age

Soo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0932.7481.718.3
Married7293.1285.514.5
Non Family2121.2764.635.4
Female1032.8584.515.5
Male493.3193.96.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Soo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade201.01%
Associates Degree31715.99%
Bachelors Degree42521.43%
Graduate Degree1326.66%
High School Graduate57128.79%
Less Than 9th Grade281.41%
Some College49024.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Soo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Soo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5631,525484
2+ Races24123428
Native American17917645
Hispanic19124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.97%.

Soo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,333$97,838$38,085
Graduate Degree$91,116$0$90,833
High School Graduate$39,073$49,063$34,545
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$56,958$63,364$50,699
Some College$58,731$63,457$57,817

$56,958

Average Earnings

$63,364

Average Male

$50,699

Average Female

Soo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Soo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Soo Language

99.49% of Soo residents speak only English, while 0.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.31% of the population.

Soo Language

Soo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,2421205.35%
Multiple477296.08%
Hispanic19947.37%
Native27893.24%

5.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.82%

Male Poverty Rate

8.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Soo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Soo is Hispanic, with 47.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Soo is Native, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.45%.

Soo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.58%
High School11.73%
Some College2.73%
Bachelors or Greater1.62%

Soo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.6%
Male Employed1.67%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Soo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Soo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$84,205$105,695
Households$78,897$99,610
Married Families$87,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$54,318$65,570

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Soo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Soo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Soo 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 55-64.

Soo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Soo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

221

Number of Veterans

171

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War96
Vietnam94
First Gulf War48
Korea11
World War II0

Soo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5478
65 to 7470
75+43
18 to 3421
55 to 649

Soo Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1919.55%
Native American197.82%
2+ Races113.3%

Soo Veterans by Race

Soo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Soo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Soo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Soo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Soo 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

79.98%

Born in Soo

96.86%

Native Born

3.14%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

1.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.86% of Soo residents were born in the United States, with 79.98% having been born in Michigan. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Soo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,106160.52%
20283,090160.52%
20273,074160.52%
20263,058160.53%
20253,042160.53%
20243,026160.53%
20233,010160.53%
20222,994160.54%
20212,978140.47%
20202,964-101-3.3%
20193,065-29-0.94%
20183,094-8-0.26%
20173,10200%
20163,102-15-0.48%
20153,117-23-0.73%
20143,140-26-0.82%
20133,166-5-0.16%
20123,17100%
20113,171210.67%
20103,15000%

Soo Population by Year