Carp Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carp Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Carp Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2017. Carp Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carp Lake is located at latitude 45.6967 and longitude -84.7526 in Emmet County. The formal boundaries for the Carp Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 2.72 sq. miles. Emmet County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 732 feet.

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

The Carp Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583726) 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 Carp Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Carp Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Emmet County.

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

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


Total Population 393
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 309
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 191
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $47,273
Average Household Income $57,331
Per Capita Income $24,875


Total Housing Units 584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 (69.3%)
Median Home Value $142,308
Average Home Value $185,473


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 119
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 1.33% 0.95%
Households 1.21% 0.99%
Families 1.48% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Carp Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carp Lake 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 # 576 17th
Population Density # 627 10th
Diversity Index # 242 65th
Median Household Income # 321 54th
Per Capita Income # 282 60th

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