Lake Michigan Beach, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Michigan Beach, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 1,180 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Michigan Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Michigan Beach is located at latitude 42.2052 and longitude -86.3769 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393081) 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.

The Lake Michigan Beach Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hagar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Michigan Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Michigan Beach: Hagar Shores.

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Lake Michigan Beach, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,180
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 717
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,177
Population in Familes 953
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 308
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $36,891
Average Household Income $51,080
Per Capita Income $20,958


Total Housing Units 1,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 (51.2%)
Median Home Value $151,316
Average Home Value $225,764


Total Households 518
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.17%
Households -0.5% -0.19%
Families 0.2% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Lake Michigan Beach, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Michigan Beach to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 405 42nd
Population Density # 589 15th
Diversity Index # 156 78th
Median Household Income # 585 16th
Per Capita Income # 518 25th

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