Imlay City, Michigan

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Imlay City, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 13% Imlay City Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Imlay City Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Imlay City, Michigan

Comparing Imlay City 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 9
Racial Diversity 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 9
Low Property Crime 4 4

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Imlay City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Rochester Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Lapeer
Standard Zip Codes 48444
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.024
Longitude -83.077

Imlay City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 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 30.1 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
Distance 43.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
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Imlay City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,869 100%
Male 1,805 46.7%
Female 2,064 53.3%
Under 18 1,096 28.3%
18+ 2,773 71.7%
65+ 591 15.3%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.26
White 3,430 88.7%
African-American 22 0.6%
Asian 51 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.3%
Other 301 7.8%
Mixed Race 54 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 743 19.2%

Estimated Imlay City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,850
Growth -19
Growth % -0.5%

Imlay City 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
German 18.1%
Polish 10.5%
US/American 9.6%
Irish 8.5%
English 6.7%
Italian 5.2%
French Canadian 3%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Yugoslavian 1.4%
Canadian 0.8%
Maltese 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Imlay (48444)

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)
Imlay City 3,869 $43,267
Almont 2,803 $63,261
Capac 1,775 $47,727
Dryden 815 $57,639
Lapeer 9,072 $42,872
Leonard 332 $57,500
Metamora 507 $63,750

Imlay City Public Libraries

Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library
Imlay City, Michigan
(810) 724-8043
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Imlay City High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 689 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

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