Wolverine Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wolverine Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Wolverine Lake had a population of 4,432 as of July 1, 2017. Wolverine 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 Wolverine Lake is located at latitude 42.5533 and longitude -83.4864 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wolverine Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The Village of Wolverine Lake (GNIS ID: 2399728) 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 Wolverine Lake is located within Charter Township of Commerce, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oakland County.

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


Total Population 4,432
Daytime Population: Workers 385
Daytime Population: Residents 2,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,412
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 4,432
Population in Familes 3,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,497
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $80,583
Average Household Income $94,540
Per Capita Income $37,659


Total Housing Units 1,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,532 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $207,171
Average Home Value $243,938


Total Households 1,793
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,260
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 0.38% 0.49%
Households 0.47% 0.53%
Families 0.51% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Wolverine Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wolverine 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 # 189 73rd
Population Density # 50 93rd
Diversity Index # 411 41st
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 62 91st

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