Dryden, Michigan

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Dryden, Michigan

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Dryden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Dryden Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Dryden People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Dryden, Michigan

Comparing Dryden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 4 2
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Dryden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Rochester Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Lapeer
Standard Zip Codes 48428
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.946
Longitude -83.123

Dryden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 35.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
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Dryden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 815 100%
Male 418 51.3%
Female 397 48.7%
Under 18 237 29.1%
18+ 578 70.9%
65+ 76 9.3%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.1
White 794 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.2%

Estimated Dryden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 813
Growth -2
Growth % -0.2%

Dryden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.9%
Irish 11%
Polish 10.5%
US/American 10.5%
English 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Italian 6.6%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
French Canadian 3.9%
European 3%
Lithuanian 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Greek 1.9%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dryden 815 $57,639
Almont 2,803 $63,261
Capac 1,775 $47,727
Imlay City 3,869 $43,267
Leonard 332 $57,500
Metamora 507 $63,750
Oxford 3,540 $72,875

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Dryden High Schools (2004)

Serves 389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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