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The Skidway Lake CDP(1) had a population of 3,429 as of July 1, 2021. Skidway Lake ranks in the lower 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 Skidway Lake is located at latitude 44.1834 and longitude -84.0353 in Ogemaw County. The formal boundaries for the Skidway Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 11.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Ogemaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Skidway Lake Census Designated Place 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 Skidway Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mills, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogemaw County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Skidway Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,429 (100%)
Population in Households 3,429 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,571 (75.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 304
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $29,549
Average Household Income $39,185
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $16,718
Wealth Index5 30


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,125 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 365 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,111 (42.7%)
Median Home Value $61,176
Average Home Value $85,844
Housing Affordability Index3 275


Total Households 1,490
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 912
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.1% -0.13%
Households 0.19% -0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.07%

Skidway Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skidway Lake to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 223 68th
Population Density # 589 15th
Median Household Income # 683 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 620 90th
Per Capita Income # 674 3rd
Diversity Index # 282 60th

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