Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Sand Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Iosco County at latitude 44.329 and longitude -83.6657. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The formal official name is the Sand Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sand Lake, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sand Lake indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Sand Lake Census Designated Place, MI Boundary Map


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Sand Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,403
Population in Households 1,403
Population in Familes 1,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 675
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 439
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 ( 3.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,071 (61.3%)
Median Home Value $83,065
Average Home Value $94,967


Median Household Income $36,065
Average Household Income $48,470
Per Capita Income $23,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.15% -0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.06%
Families 0.65% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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, 2014 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 # 365 47th
Population Density1 # 667 4th
Diversity Index2 # 633 8th
Median Household Income # 553 20th
Per Capita Income # 281 60th

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