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Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 6,572 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Whitmore Lake is located at latitude 42.4203 and longitude -83.7521 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place are located in Livingston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washtenaw County.

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Northfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston County.

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


Total Population 6,572
Population in Households 6,550
Population in Familes 5,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,560
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,845
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,801
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,093 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 752 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $158,173
Average Home Value $174,690


Median Household Income $65,553
Average Household Income $80,639
Per Capita Income $33,477
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.91%
Households 0.43% 0.95%
Families 1.24% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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, 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 # 144 79th
Population Density1 # 192 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 409 41st
Median Household Income # 61 91st
Per Capita Income # 80 89th

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