Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Sand Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,348 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Sand Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,348
Population in Households 1,348
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,009
Average Household Income $56,926
Per Capita Income $27,340


Total Housing Units 1,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 ( 4.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,121 (63.3%)
Median Home Value $110,632
Average Home Value $149,043


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.56% -0.24%
Households -0.44% -0.06%
Families -0.17% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 2018 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 # 373 46th
Population Density # 669 3rd
Diversity Index # 650 6th
Median Household Income # 398 43rd
Per Capita Income # 233 66th

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