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Whitmore Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 6,521 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Whitmore Lake is located at latitude 42.4395 and longitude -83.7438 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the Whitmore Lake Census Designated Place 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 Green Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston County.


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Whitmore Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Whitmore Lake, MI Housing Affordability Index is 152
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Whitmore Lake, MI Wealth Index is 98
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,521 (100%)
Population in Households 6,493 (99.6%)
Population in Families 5,054 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 28 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,548
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,772
Average Household Income $89,764
Per Capita Income $37,147
Wealth Index4 98

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,121 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 708 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $199,764
Housing Affordability Index3 152
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,829
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,777
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.16% 0.74%
Households 0.23% 0.79%
Families 0.69% 0.7%
Median Household Income   4.33%
Per Capita Income   4.2%

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, 2019 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 # 147 79th
Population Density # 199 71st
Diversity Index # 400 43rd
Median Household Income # 110 84th
Per Capita Income # 95 86th

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