Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Sand Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,357 as of July 1, 2017. Sand Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sand Lake is located at latitude 44.329 and longitude -83.6657 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the Sand Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.95 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Iosco County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Sand Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628671) 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 Sand Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iosco County.

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


Total Population 1,357
Daytime Population: Workers 78
Daytime Population: Residents 876
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 954
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,357
Population in Familes 1,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 91
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,688
Average Household Income $55,181
Per Capita Income $26,369


Total Housing Units 1,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 ( 3.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,119 (63.1%)
Median Home Value $109,515
Average Home Value $143,676


Total Households 654
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 423
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 -0.55% -0.34%
Households -0.43% -0.31%
Families -0.13% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Sand Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sand 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 # 371 47th
Population Density # 668 4th
Diversity Index # 646 7th
Median Household Income # 429 38th
Per Capita Income # 228 67th

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