Bear Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bear Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Bear Lake had a population of 288 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Lake is located at latitude 44.42 and longitude -86.1461 in Manistee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bear Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Manistee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Village of Bear Lake (GNIS ID: 2398058) 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 Bear Lake is located within Township of Bear Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Manistee County.

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


Total Population 288
Daytime Population: Workers 107
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $43,425
Average Household Income $57,027
Per Capita Income $24,108


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $135,870
Average Home Value $183,333


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 79
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 0.1% 0.14%
Households 0.12% 0.0%
Families 0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Bear Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear 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 # 616 11th
Population Density # 352 49th
Diversity Index # 249 64th
Median Household Income # 413 40th
Per Capita Income # 320 54th

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