Vandercook Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vandercook Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Vandercook Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,674 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Vandercook Lake is located at latitude 42.1914 and longitude -84.3855 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Vandercook Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The Vandercook Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393830) 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 Vandercook Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Summit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 4,674
Daytime Population: Workers 873
Daytime Population: Residents 2,567
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,674
Population in Familes 3,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,022
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,904
Average Household Income $57,261
Per Capita Income $22,457


Total Housing Units 1,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,536 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $91,357
Average Home Value $117,469


Total Households 1,833
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,286
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 -0.14% -0.03%
Households -0.07% 0.03%
Families -0.32% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Vandercook Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vandercook 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 # 183 74th
Population Density # 318 54th
Diversity Index # 347 50th
Median Household Income # 349 50th
Per Capita Income # 416 40th

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