Sunfield, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Sunfield Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sunfield People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sunfield, Michigan

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Sunfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Lansing, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Eaton
Metro Area Lansing - East Lansing
Standard Zip Codes 48890
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.762
Longitude -84.992

Sunfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station IONIA 2 SSW
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Sunfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 591 100%
Male 272 46%
Female 319 54%
Under 18 179 30.3%
18+ 412 69.7%
65+ 64 10.8%
Median Age 31.9
Average Family Size 3.16
White 573 97%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 10 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.9%

Estimated Sunfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 595
Growth 4
Growth % 0.7%

Sunfield 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 25.8%
English 17.3%
Irish 13%
US/American 12%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Dutch 5.1%
Scottish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Czech 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Finnish 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
European 0.8%
British 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sunfield 591 $50,729
Eagle 130 $45,625
Lake Odessa 2,272 $41,379
Mulliken 557 $52,375
Portland 3,789 $57,875
Vermontville 789 $43,393
Woodland 495 $48,942

Sunfield Public Libraries

Sunfield District Library
112 MAIN
Sunfield, Michigan
(517) 566-8065

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