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Walloon Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Walloon Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2016. Walloon Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Walloon Lake is located at latitude 45.2719 and longitude -84.9412 in Charlevoix County. The formal boundaries for the Walloon Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charlevoix County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Walloon Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583769) 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 Walloon Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Melrose, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charlevoix County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walloon Lake 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 Walloon Lake: Bear Lake.

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


Total Population 275
Population in Households 273
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (54.8%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $251,923


Median Household Income $52,017
Average Household Income $69,977
Per Capita Income $27,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.85% -0.51%
Households -1.01% -0.66%
Families 0.38% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Walloon Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walloon Lake 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 # 623 10th
Population Density1 # 624 10th
Diversity Index2 # 620 11th
Median Household Income # 194 72nd
Per Capita Income # 175 75th

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