Fife Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fife Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Fife Lake had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2017. Fife Lake ranks in 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 Fife Lake is located at latitude 44.5757 and longitude -85.3479 in Grand Traverse County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fife Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Grand Traverse County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The Village of Fife Lake (GNIS ID: 2398875) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Fife Lake is located within Township of Fife Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grand Traverse County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fife 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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Fife Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 462
Daytime Population: Workers 131
Daytime Population: Residents 295
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density2 616
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $51,607
Average Household Income $63,187
Per Capita Income $21,712


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $139,063
Average Home Value $164,286


Total Households 199
Average Household Size 1.67
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.58% 0.68%
Households 0.71% 0.79%
Families 2.55% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Fife Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fife 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 # 545 21st
Population Density # 471 32nd
Diversity Index # 108 85th
Median Household Income # 237 66th
Per Capita Income # 470 32nd

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