Population: 31,262

Male 51% Female 49%
Married 47%
Single 53%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Michigan City has a very low population density. Michigan City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,595 Michigan City
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Michigan City, IN, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Michigan City, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Michigan City has a population density of 1,595, with 31,262 current residents.

Out of the 31,262 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 47% of the residents are married and 53% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 48% Sun
  • 42% Rain
  • 71% Snow


50°F average temperature

  • 50 years Median home age
  • $96,330 Median home price
  • 19.37% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.33% Annual property tax
  • 52.4%
    Homes owned
  • 33.6%
    Homes rented
  • 13.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Michigan City, the air quality is 40% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 42% rainy, and 71% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Michigan City, you should know that 52.4% of homes are owned while 33.6% of homes are rented, and 13.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $96,330, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is 19.37% and the annual property tax is 9.33%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Michigan City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Michigan City’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Michigan City is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.23% Democratic, 38.19% Republican, and 1.58% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:17


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 76%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 8%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Michigan City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.40% of residents are unemployed in Michigan City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Michigan City residents: 8.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.74% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.2% are in the customer service field, 25.7% are in the sales field, 0.19% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 22.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.32%, 4.52% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.93% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.07% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Michigan City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Michigan City have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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