Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Sand Lake had a population of 514 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sand Lake is located at latitude 43.2886 and longitude -85.524 in Kent County. 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. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Village of Sand Lake (GNIS ID: 2399179) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sand Lake is located within Township of Nelson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent 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 514
Population in Households 513
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 725
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $121,698
Average Home Value $138,580


Median Household Income $54,024
Average Household Income $61,397
Per Capita Income $22,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.8%
Households 0.42% 0.82%
Families 3.4% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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 # 529 24th
Population Density1 # 432 38th
Diversity Index2 # 425 39th
Median Household Income # 157 77th
Per Capita Income # 383 45th

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