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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,795
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+2,824
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,252
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,809
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,591
% Above Poverty Level77.2%
% Below Poverty Level22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone41%
Median Gross Rent$687
Median House Value$85,500

Ancestry

German22.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
Irish17.7%
English9.8%
Polish5.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish3.2%
Italian3%
Canadian2.2%
Swedish2%
Greek1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Norwegian1%
Ukrainian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Maltese0.1%
African0.1%
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Lapeer Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lapeer County
Standard Zip Codes48446
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.04
Approximate Longitude-83.32

Lapeer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAPEER WWTP
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationSANDUSKY
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Columbiaville862$41,000
Davison4,996$51,830
Dryden1,138$47,125
Imlay City3,588$50,833
Metamora632$70,417
Otisville1,006$38,958

Lapeer Public Libraries

Lapeer District Library
201 VILLAGE WEST DRIVE SOUTH
Lapeer, Michigan
(810) 664-9521

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Lapeer Hospitals

Mclaren Lapeer Region
(Non-profit)
1375 N Main St

Lapeer Public Schools

C.k. Schickler Elementary School
2020 West Oregon St
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2440
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Chatfield School
231 Lake Dr
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-8970
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Elva Lynch Elementary School
2035 Roods Lake Rd
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2448
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Lapeer Community High School
170 Millville Rd
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2453
Other
Total Enrollment 104
Lapeer High School
933 South Saginaw St
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2418
High
Total Enrollment 1488
Lapeer West Senior High School
170 Millville Rd
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2423
Mayfield Elementary School
302 Plum Creek Rd
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2442
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Rolland Warner Campus 6/7
3145 W Genesee Street
ZIP: 48446
(810) 538-2334
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Turrill Elementary School
785 South Elm St
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2438
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Zemmer Campus 8/9
1920 W. Oregon
ZIP: 48446
(810) 667-2413
Middle
Total Enrollment 891

Lapeer Private Schools

Bishop Kelley Catholic School
926 W Nepessing St
ZIP: 48446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
St Paul Lutheran School
90 Millville Rd
ZIP: 48446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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