Grass Lake, Michigan

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Grass Lake, Michigan

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Grass Lake Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Grass Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Grass Lake Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Grass Lake People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Grass Lake, Michigan

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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

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Grass Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles W of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Jackson
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 49240
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.25
Longitude -84.213

Grass 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 13 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Grass Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,082 100%
Male 535 49.4%
Female 547 50.6%
Under 18 291 26.9%
18+ 791 73.1%
65+ 141 13%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 3.06
White 1,069 98.8%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Grass Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,171
Growth 89
Growth % 8.2%

Grass 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 34.1%
English 13.3%
US/American 13%
Irish 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scottish 2.6%
Hungarian 2.4%
Dutch 2.1%
Polish 2%
Italian 2%
French Canadian 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Armenian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Finnish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grass Lake 1,082 $52,143
Brooklyn 1,176 $48,750
Cement City 452 $42,679
Chelsea 4,398 $72,266
Jackson 36,316 $39,072
Manchester 2,160 $56,875
Stockbridge 1,260 $47,250
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Grass Lake High Schools (2004)

Serves 333 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

Grass Lake Colleges

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