Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Sand Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,380 as of July 1, 2016. Sand 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 Sand Lake is located at latitude 44.329 and longitude -83.6657 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the Sand Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.95 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Sand Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628671) 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 Sand Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iosco County.

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

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


Total Population 1,380
Population in Households 1,380
Population in Familes 1,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 3.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,105 (62.4%)
Median Home Value $106,111
Average Home Value $145,537


Median Household Income $38,861
Average Household Income $50,386
Per Capita Income $24,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.2%
Households -0.19% -0.03%
Families 0.22% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

Sand Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand 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 # 371 47th
Population Density1 # 668 4th
Diversity Index2 # 633 9th
Median Household Income # 492 29th
Per Capita Income # 267 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.