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Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

Whitmore Lake is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Livingston County at latitude 42.4395 and longitude -83.7438. Livingston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

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


Total Population 6,528
Population in Households 6,505
Population in Familes 5,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 1,550
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,845
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,100 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 745 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $181,727
Average Home Value $192,595


Median Household Income $56,723
Average Household Income $72,156
Per Capita Income $30,155
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.81%
Households 0.63% 0.9%
Families 1.94% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Whitmore Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitmore 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 # 145 79th
Population Density1 # 195 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 402 43rd
Median Household Income # 88 87th
Per Capita Income # 95 86th

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