South Arm, Michigan Population 2024

1,960

South Arm is a city located in Antrim County and Charlevoix County Michigan. South Arm has a 2024 population of 1,960. South Arm is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,929 in 2020.

The average household income in South Arm is $102,810 with a poverty rate of 10.18%. The median age in South Arm is 44.2 years: 42.9 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.

South Arm Demographics

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

  • White: 96.78%
  • Two or more races: 1.95%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
30.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
63.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.61% (31)
The current population of South Arm, Michigan is 1,960 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,929.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,98696.78%
Two or more races401.95%
Native American140.68%
Black or African American70.34%
Other race50.24%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Arm Population by Race

South Arm Population Pyramid 2024

South Arm Median Age

44.2

Total

42.9

Male

48.8

Female

South Arm Adults

There are 1,617 adults, (402 of whom are seniors) in South Arm.

South Arm Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

South Arm Sex Ratio

Female1,01449.42%
Male1,03850.58%

South Arm Population by Age

South Arm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7802.4986.913.1
Married5402.891.18.9
Non Family1571.567.532.5
Female542.5694.45.6
Male291.91000

2.69

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

86.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Arm Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade885.93%
Associates Degree16210.92%
Bachelors Degree26717.99%
Graduate Degree18612.53%
High School Graduate49333.22%
Less Than 9th Grade372.49%
Some College25116.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Arm Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Arm Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4291,319438
2+ Races322611
Native American1244
Black770
Other Race430
Hispanic330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.38%.

South Arm Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$61,042$91,250$40,455
Graduate Degree$66,576$103,125$52,750
High School Graduate$35,865$41,058$14,712
Less Than 9th Grade$85,139$85,556$28,750
Overall$42,935$59,881$33,026
Some College$42,717$53,125$40,365

$42,935

Average Earnings

$59,881

Average Male

$33,026

Average Female

South Arm Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Arm Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Arm Language

94.24% of South Arm residents speak only English, while 5.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

South Arm Language

South Arm Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,8681769.42%
Native141178.57%
Hispanic12866.67%
Black11100%
Multiple4012.5%

10.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.73%

Male Poverty Rate

12.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Arm

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Arm is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Arm is Multiple, with 2.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

South Arm Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.64%
High School14.78%
Some College4.64%
Bachelors or Greater0.89%

South Arm Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.45%
Male Employed4%
Female Employed2.34%
Female Unemployed0%

South Arm Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Arm Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,938$104,577
Households$81,346$102,810
Married Families$100,568$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,036$90,648

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Arm Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.4%

Male Marriage Rate

64.1%

Female Marriage Rate

South Arm Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Arm Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Arm Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Arm Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

121

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam65
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War18
World War II6
Korea5

South Arm Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7463
55 to 6418
35 to 5417
75+13
18 to 3410

South Arm Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1177.53%
Other Race375%
Hispanic327.27%
2+ Races12.56%

South Arm Veterans by Race

South Arm Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Arm Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

South Arm Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Arm Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Arm 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

83.14%

Born in South Arm

99.71%

Native Born

0.29%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.71% of South Arm residents were born in the United States, with 83.14% having been born in Michigan. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

South Arm Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,99060.3%
20281,98460.3%
20271,97860.3%
20261,97260.31%
20251,96660.31%
20241,96060.31%
20231,95460.31%
20221,94860.31%
20211,942130.67%
20201,929452.39%
20191,884-4-0.21%
20181,88820.11%
20171,88610.05%
20161,885-1-0.05%
20151,88600%
20141,886-2-0.11%
20131,888-3-0.16%
20121,89130.16%
20111,88890.48%
20101,87900%

South Arm Population by Year