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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Sand Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,351 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.3192 and longitude -83.6847 in Iosco County. The formal boundaries for the Sand Lake Census Designated Place 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.


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Sand Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sand Lake, MI Housing Affordability Index is 190
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sand Lake, MI Wealth Index is 59
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,351 (100%)
Population in Households 1,351 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,056 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 90
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,481
Average Household Income $55,530
Per Capita Income $26,669
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 572 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 ( 4.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,115 (63.0%)
Median Home Value $122,706
Housing Affordability Index3 190
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.48% -0.28%
Households -0.32% -0.09%
Families -0.08% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2019 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 # 372 46th
Population Density # 669 3rd
Diversity Index # 643 7th
Median Household Income # 451 35th
Per Capita Income # 299 57th

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