Bear Lake, Michigan

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Bear Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 318 100%
Male 160 50.3%
Female 158 49.7%
Under 18 84 26.4%
18+ 234 73.6%
65+ 63 19.8%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.99
White 298 93.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1.9%
Other 1 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 4.7%

Estimated Bear Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 331
Growth 13
Growth % 4.1%

Bear Lake 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 21.9%
English 18.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 4.7%
Italian 4.7%
Irish 4.3%
Finnish 4%
French (except Basque) 4%
Swedish 3.6%
Norwegian 3.2%
European 2.9%
French Canadian 2.5%
Polish 2.5%
Dutch 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.8%
Scottish 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
Welsh 1.4%
Canadian 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Maltese 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bear Lake 318 $35,139
Benzonia 519 $35,104
Copemish 232 $25,313
Eastlake 441 $35,417
Kaleva 509 $30,909
Onekama 647 $47,500
Thompsonville 457 $31,103
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Bear Lake High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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