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Canadian Lakes, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Canadian Lakes Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mecosta County at latitude 43.5806 and longitude -85.3034. Mecosta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The formal official name is the Canadian Lakes Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Canadian Lakes, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Canadian Lakes indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Canadian Lakes, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,814
Population in Households 2,814
Population in Familes 2,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 297
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,324
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 963
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,180 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 828 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $149,226
Average Home Value $170,784


Median Household Income $49,814
Average Household Income $61,693
Per Capita Income $27,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.35%
Households 0.63% 0.37%
Families -0.27% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


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, 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 # 248 64th
Population Density1 # 592 15th
Diversity Index2 # 524 24th
Median Household Income # 216 69th
Per Capita Income # 136 80th

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