Bear Lake CDP, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Bear Lake CDP, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 320 as of July 1, 2018. Bear Lake CDP 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 Bear Lake CDP is located at latitude 44.7209 and longitude -84.9562 in Kalkaska County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles.

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583720) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bear Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bear Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalkaska County.

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


Total Population 320
Population in Households 320
Population in Familes 236
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 56
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,385
Average Household Income $57,183
Per Capita Income $26,752


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (24.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 455 (72.5%)
Median Home Value $128,488
Average Home Value $158,007


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 102
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 -0.26% -0.25%
Households -0.28% -0.23%
Families -0.12% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Bear Lake CDP, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Lake CDP 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 # 604 13th
Population Density # 685 1st
Diversity Index # 668 4th
Median Household Income # 387 44th
Per Capita Income # 255 63rd

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