Whitmore Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 6,614 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Whitmore Lake is located at latitude 42.4203 and longitude -83.7521 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place are located in Livingston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washtenaw County.

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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


Total Population 6,614
Daytime Population: Workers 1,075
Daytime Population: Residents 3,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,126
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 6,590
Population in Familes 5,133
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,570
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $66,940
Average Household Income $84,010
Per Capita Income $34,817


Total Housing Units 3,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,091 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 779 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 298 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $161,015
Average Home Value $181,776


Total Households 2,870
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,809
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 0.41% 0.94%
Households 0.49% 0.96%
Families 1.13% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Whitmore Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitmore 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 # 144 79th
Population Density # 194 72nd
Diversity Index # 404 42nd
Median Household Income # 64 91st
Per Capita Income # 88 87th

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