Otter Lake, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Otter Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Otter Lake had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Otter Lake is located at latitude 43.2134 and longitude -83.4593 in Lapeer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Otter Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lapeer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Village of Otter Lake (GNIS ID: 2399597) 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 Otter Lake is located within Township of Marathon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lapeer County.

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


Total Population 407
Population in Households 404
Population in Familes 344
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 535
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $53,713
Average Household Income $59,526
Per Capita Income $22,342


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $166,304
Average Home Value $174,803


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.55% 0.44%
Households 0.74% 0.65%
Families 1.72% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Otter Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Otter 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 # 566 18th
Population Density # 502 28th
Diversity Index # 326 53rd
Median Household Income # 218 69th
Per Capita Income # 465 33rd

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