Lapeer, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lapeer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Lapeer had a population of 8,935 as of July 1, 2017. Lapeer ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lapeer is located at latitude 43.0451 and longitude -83.3273 in Lapeer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lapeer (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Lapeer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Lapeer (GNIS ID: 1626590) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 8,935
Daytime Population: Workers 10,392
Daytime Population: Residents 4,716
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 7,732
Population in Familes 5,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,203
Population Density2 1,252
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $35,133
Average Household Income $50,167
Per Capita Income $20,591


Total Housing Units 4,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,698 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,834 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 502 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $98,096
Average Home Value $127,649


Total Households 3,532
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,940
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 0.15% 0.18%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Lapeer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lapeer 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 # 116 83rd
Population Density # 270 61st
Diversity Index # 146 79th
Median Household Income # 616 11th
Per Capita Income # 534 23rd

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