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People

Total Population 370
Male Share of the Population 55.9%
Female Share of the Population 44.1%
Senior Citizens 28.1%
Employed Population 16+ 90
Age of the Population 61

Families

% of people married 66.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,688
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 16.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $94,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0%
English 24.1%
Irish 9.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bear Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles NE of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Manistee
Standard Zip Codes 49614
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.42
Longitude -86.148

Bear Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MANISTEE 3 SE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station FRANKFORT 2 NE
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station MAPLE CITY
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bear Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pierport (49614)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benzonia 431 $48,750
Copemish 134 $33,750
Eastlake 490 $54,583
Kaleva 467 $43,000
Onekama 448 $59,500
Thompsonville 576 $37,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Bear Lake High Schools

BEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
7748 CODY STREET
231-864-3133
A Title I School.
Serves 207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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