Lake City, Michigan

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Lake City, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Lake City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lake City, Michigan

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Housing Recently Built 4 5

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Lake City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 89 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Missaukee
Standard Zip Codes 49651
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.335
Longitude -85.215

Lake 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 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30.7 inches
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 27.6 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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Lake City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 923 100%
Male 437 47.3%
Female 486 52.7%
Under 18 222 24.1%
18+ 701 75.9%
65+ 186 20.2%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 902 97.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.6%

Estimated Lake City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 940
Growth 17
Growth % 1.8%

Lake 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
German 20.8%
English 15.3%
Irish 11.3%
US/American 8.7%
Dutch 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Polish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
Swedish 3.2%
Italian 2.6%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
European 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
French Canadian 1%
Swiss 0.7%
Romanian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
African 0.4%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Moorestown (49651)

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)
Lake City 923 $34,286
Cadillac 10,000 $36,825
Fife Lake 466 $42,188
Manton 1,221 $31,979
Marion 836 $33,750
McBain 584 $43,594
Tustin 237 $36,250

Lake City Public Libraries

Missaukee District Library
210 S. CANAL ST.
Lake City, Michigan
(231) 839-2166

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Lake City High Schools (2004)

Serves 399 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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