Lapeer, Michigan

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Lapeer, Michigan

Introduction to Lapeer, Michigan

Lapeer, Michigan, in Lapeer county, is 18 miles E of Flint, Michigan and 51 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city has a population of 9,072.

Lapeer History

Lapeer is the county seat of the Lapeer County. Most of the land belonging to the city was taken from the Mayfield and Elba Townships. The name Lapeer is the Americanized form of the French term la pierre, meaning flint or flint stone. Many of the historic homes in Lapeer are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lapeer and nearby Attractions

  • Addison Oaks County Park
  • Alfred P. Sloan Museum
  • Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
  • Piety Hill Historic District
  • Mount Holly
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Lapeer

Lapeer is home to many historic homes that have been restored to display their original elegance. These buildings feature Gothic, Italianate, Greek and Queen Anne architectural designs and are a part of the Piety Hill Historic District. Pix Theatre is the focal point of all local art and community activities. The theater showcases musical and theatrical performances, while the Alfred P. Sloan Museum and the Flint Institute of Arts are nearby as well. Addison Oaks County Park, Crampton Park, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Ortonville State Recreation Area and Holly State Recreation Area offer various rec recreational opportunities.

Lapeer Transportation

Oakland County International is the nearest major airport.

Lapeer Higher Education

Baker College of Flint, the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University and Mott Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Lapeer.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Lapeer Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lapeer Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lapeer, Michigan

Comparing Lapeer 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 9
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 5 5
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 9
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 3

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Lapeer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Lapeer
Standard Zip Codes 48446
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.051
Longitude -83.318

Lapeer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.4 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 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Distance 35.8 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
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Lapeer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,072 100%
Male 4,685 51.6%
Female 4,387 48.4%
Under 18 2,228 24.6%
18+ 6,844 75.4%
65+ 1,084 11.9%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 8,157 89.9%
African-American 540 6%
Asian 52 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 43 0.5%
Other 99 1.1%
Mixed Race 178 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 302 3.3%

Estimated Lapeer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,370
Growth 298
Growth % 3.3%

Lapeer 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 23.6%
English 13.2%
Irish 11.5%
Polish 10.2%
US/American 9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Italian 3.8%
Scottish 2.8%
French Canadian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Belgian 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Nepessing (48446)

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)
Lapeer 9,072 $42,872
Columbiaville 815 $45,750
Davison 5,536 $51,925
Dryden 815 $57,639
Imlay City 3,869 $43,267
Metamora 507 $63,750
Otisville 882 $45,769

Lapeer Public Libraries

Lapeer County Library
Lapeer, Michigan
(810) 664-9521
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Lapeer Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1375 N MAIN ST
(810) 667-5580
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Lapeer

(As of 2006)
555 East Genesee
(810) 664-3062
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Lapeer High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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