Lapeer, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lapeer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Lapeer had a population of 8,831 as of July 1, 2016. Lapeer ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lapeer is located at latitude 43.0451 and longitude -83.3273 in Lapeer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lapeer (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Lapeer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Lapeer (GNIS ID: 1626590) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 8,831
Population in Households 7,628
Population in Familes 5,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,203
Population Density1 1,237
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,497
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,928
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,699 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,798 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 549 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $92,874
Average Home Value $122,941


Median Household Income $32,458
Average Household Income $48,032
Per Capita Income $19,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.03%
Households 0.24% 0.15%
Families 0.01% -0.02%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Lapeer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lapeer 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 # 116 83rd
Population Density1 # 269 61st
Diversity Index2 # 146 79th
Median Household Income # 623 10th
Per Capita Income # 529 24th

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