Bear Lake CDP, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bear Lake CDP, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 317 as of July 1, 2016. Bear Lake CDP 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 Bear Lake CDP is located at latitude 44.7209 and longitude -84.9562 in Kalkaska County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles.

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583720) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bear Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalkaska County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bear Lake CDP 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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Bear Lake CDP, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 317
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 236
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (23.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 ( 3.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 458 (72.9%)
Median Home Value $107,456
Average Home Value $132,383


Median Household Income $39,623
Average Household Income $50,814
Per Capita Income $23,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.13%
Households -0.64% -0.24%
Families -0.47% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

Bear Lake CDP, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Lake CDP 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 # 605 13th
Population Density1 # 686 1st
Diversity Index2 # 659 5th
Median Household Income # 466 33rd
Per Capita Income # 287 59th

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