Canadian Lakes, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canadian Lakes, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Canadian Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 2,789 as of July 1, 2015. Canadian Lakes 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 Canadian Lakes is located at latitude 43.5806 and longitude -85.3034 in Mecosta County. The formal boundaries for the Canadian Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.49 sq. miles and a water area of 1.17 sq. miles. Mecosta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The Canadian Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393364) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canadian Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Canadian Lakes, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,789
Population in Households 2,789
Population in Familes 2,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 294
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,312
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 955
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,171 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 812 (38.2%)
Median Home Value $154,803
Average Home Value $175,533


Median Household Income $50,499
Average Household Income $59,766
Per Capita Income $26,890
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.14%
Households 0.34% 0.17%
Families -0.37% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.

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Canadian Lakes, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canadian Lakes to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 248 64th
Population Density1 # 592 15th
Diversity Index2 # 529 25th
Median Household Income # 217 69th
Per Capita Income # 172 75th

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