Central Lake, Michigan

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Central Lake, Michigan

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Comparative Profile of Central Lake, Michigan

Comparing Central Lake 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7

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Central Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 131 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 192 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Antrim
Standard Zip Codes 49622
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.07
Longitude -85.264

Central Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
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Central Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 990 100%
Male 494 49.9%
Female 496 50.1%
Under 18 248 25.1%
18+ 742 74.9%
65+ 156 15.8%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.97
White 966 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 1.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Central Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 988
Growth -2
Growth % -0.2%

Central 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 20.7%
English 11.7%
US/American 10.4%
Irish 9.9%
Polish 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Dutch 5.7%
French (except Basque) 5.3%
Scottish 4.1%
Italian 3.9%
French Canadian 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Hungarian 1.7%
Swedish 0.9%
Lebanese 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Syrian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
African 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Central Lake 990 $44,167
Bellaire 1,164 $44,625
East Jordan 2,507 $39,669
Elk Rapids 1,700 $45,179
Ellsworth 483 $45,694
Mancelona 1,408 $32,375
Northport 648 $48,750

Central Lake Public Libraries

Central Lake District Library
Central Lake, Michigan
(231) 544-2517

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Central Lake High Schools (2004)

Serves 253 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

Central Lake Colleges

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