Sylvan Lake, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvan Lake had a population of 1,835 as of July 1, 2018. Sylvan Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvan Lake is located at latitude 42.6168 and longitude -83.3335 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvan Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Sylvan Lake (GNIS ID: 1627149) 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,835
Population in Households 1,835
Population in Familes 1,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,613
Diversity Index3 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,786
Average Household Income $120,184
Per Capita Income $56,434

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 676 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $221,622
Average Home Value $311,354
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 864
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.79% 0.74%
Households 0.8% 0.73%
Families 0.53% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

Sylvan Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvan 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 # 317 54th
Population Density # 48 93rd
Diversity Index # 382 45th
Median Household Income # 33 95th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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