Central Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Central Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Central Lake had a population of 1,051 as of July 1, 2017. Central Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central Lake is located at latitude 45.0692 and longitude -85.2618 in Antrim County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Central Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Antrim County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Village of Central Lake (GNIS ID: 2397591) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Central Lake is located within Township of Central Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Antrim County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Central Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,051
Daytime Population: Workers 345
Daytime Population: Residents 594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,047
Population in Familes 829
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 984
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $39,286
Average Household Income $51,629
Per Capita Income $22,314


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $121,528
Average Home Value $157,453


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.37% 0.9%
Households 1.53% 0.95%
Families 1.95% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Central Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central Lake to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 422 39th
Population Density # 335 52nd
Diversity Index # 636 8th
Median Household Income # 530 24th
Per Capita Income # 428 38th

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