Introduction to Lapeer, Michigan

Lapeer, Michigan, in Lapeer county, is 18 miles E of Flint, Michigan and 51 miles N of Detroit, Michigan.

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.


Total Population 8,790
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,721
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $40,247
% Above Poverty Level 72.7%
% Below Poverty Level 27.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $84,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 18.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Columbiaville 800 $44,500
Davison 5,029 $50,996
Dryden 1,198 $46,522
Imlay City 3,582 $50,400
Metamora 597 $71,736
Otisville 920 $35,972

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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