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People

Total Population 1,541
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 36.3%
Employed Population 16+ 637
Age of the Population 58

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,455
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $209,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0%
English 15.8%
Irish 12.4%

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

Elk Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 125 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Antrim
Standard Zip Codes 49629
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.895
Longitude -85.416

Elk Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station OLD MISSION 3 SSW
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Station TRAVERSE CITY AP
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station KALKASKA
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellaire 917 $57,143
Central Lake 1,068 $49,107
Kalkaska 2,113 $42,297
Mancelona 1,466 $38,203
Suttons Bay 584 $80,625
Traverse City 15,168 $66,769

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

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Elk Rapids District Library
300 ISLE OF PINES
Elk Rapids, Michigan
(231) 264-9979
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Elk Rapids High Schools

ELK RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL
308 MEGUZEE POINT ROAD
231-264-8108
Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

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