Demographics

People

Total Population396
Male Share of the Population56.3%
Female Share of the Population43.7%
Senior Citizens29.5%
Employed Population 16+111
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$20,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,938
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home18.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$111,500

Ancestry

German20.7%
English15.7%
Irish12.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
Polish9.1%
Italian5.8%
Dutch4.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swiss2%
Lithuanian1%
Hungarian1%
Canadian1%
Scottish0.8%
Belgian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Basque0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.3%
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Bear Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyManistee County
Standard Zip Codes49614
Phone Area Codes231
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude44.42
Approximate Longitude-86.14

Bear Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMANISTEE 3 SE
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationFRANKFORT 2 NE
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 28 F
Apr Temp34 to 52 F
Jul Temp59 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 58 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationMAPLE CITY
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benzonia494$56,250
Copemish153$60,833
Eastlake454$47,857
Kaleva475$38,036
Onekama466$72,500
Thompsonville526$45,625

Bear Lake Public Schools

Bear Lake Elementary School
7748 Cody St
ZIP: 49614
(231) 864-3133
Primary
Total Enrollment 153
Bear Lake High School
7748 Cody St
ZIP: 49614
(231) 864-3133
High
Total Enrollment 154
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