Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Sand Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kent County at latitude 43.2886 and longitude -85.524. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Sand Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Sand Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 505
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 712
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $107,589
Average Home Value $113,208


Median Household Income $50,274
Average Household Income $56,644
Per Capita Income $20,505
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.55%
Households 0.37% 0.62%
Families 4.87% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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 # 533 23rd
Population Density1 # 437 37th
Diversity Index2 # 395 44th
Median Household Income # 205 71st
Per Capita Income # 435 37th

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