Lake Leelanau, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Leelanau, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Lake Leelanau Census Designated Place had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Leelanau is located at latitude 44.9807 and longitude -85.7164 in Leelanau County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Leelanau Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Leelanau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Lake Leelanau Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583746) 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 Lake Leelanau Census Designated Place is located within Township of Leland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leelanau County.

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


Total Population 254
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 305
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 253
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 997
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $58,702
Average Household Income $87,112
Per Capita Income $36,045


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $245,833
Average Home Value $383,333


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 68
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 0.05% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.2%
Families 1.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Lake Leelanau, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Leelanau 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 # 631 9th
Population Density # 331 52nd
Diversity Index # 181 74th
Median Household Income # 113 84th
Per Capita Income # 76 89th

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