Sylvan Lake, Michigan

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sylvan Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sylvan Lake Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sylvan Lake Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sylvan Lake College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sylvan Lake People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sylvan Lake Low Rate of Poverty
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sylvan Lake Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% Sylvan Lake Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Sylvan Lake, Michigan

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Sylvan Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Pontiac, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48320
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.611
Longitude -83.328

Sylvan Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3 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 18.2 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
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
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Sylvan Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,735 100%
Male 852 49.1%
Female 883 50.9%
Under 18 312 18%
18+ 1,423 82%
65+ 259 14.9%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.76
White 1,655 95.4%
African-American 21 1.2%
Asian 14 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 37 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 1.1%

Estimated Sylvan Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,676
Growth -59
Growth % -3.4%

Sylvan Lake 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 15.9%
English 13.8%
Irish 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 6.7%
Polish 6.1%
French (except Basque) 5.9%
Italian 5.9%
Dutch 2.5%
Scottish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Russian 1.1%
Hungarian 1.1%
Canadian 1.1%
Lithuanian 1%
Slavic 1%
Icelander 0.7%
Armenian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
European 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
British 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Cape Verdean 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Palestinian 0.4%
Maltese 0.4%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
South African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sylvan Lake 1,735 $90,931
Auburn Hills 19,837 $60,849
Bloomfield Hills 3,940 $200,001
Franklin 2,937 $139,339
Keego Harbor 2,769 $49,015
Lake Angelus 326 $131,261
Pontiac 66,337 $36,391
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