Lake Michigan Beach, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Michigan Beach, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 1,217 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Michigan Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Lake Michigan Beach is located at latitude 42.2052 and longitude -86.3769 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393081) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hagar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Michigan Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Michigan Beach: Hagar Shores.

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Lake Michigan Beach, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,217
Population in Households 1,214
Population in Familes 983
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 317
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 357
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 (49.3%)
Median Home Value $145,588
Average Home Value $218,365


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $47,970
Per Capita Income $19,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.13%
Households -0.06% 0.07%
Families 0.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Michigan Beach, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Michigan Beach to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 401 42nd
Population Density1 # 586 15th
Diversity Index2 # 155 78th
Median Household Income # 586 15th
Per Capita Income # 540 22nd

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