Sand Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sand Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Sand Lake had a population of 516 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sand Lake is located at latitude 43.2886 and longitude -85.524 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sand Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Village of Sand Lake (GNIS ID: 2399179) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Sand Lake is located within Township of Nelson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent 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 516
Daytime Population: Workers 238
Daytime Population: Residents 259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 515
Population in Familes 435
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 727
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,715
Average Household Income $62,972
Per Capita Income $22,673


Total Housing Units 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $128,448
Average Home Value $145,781


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 143
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 0.44% 0.54%
Households 0.43% 0.51%
Families 2.93% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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 # 527 24th
Population Density # 432 38th
Diversity Index # 424 38th
Median Household Income # 168 76th
Per Capita Income # 400 42nd

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