Canadian Lakes, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 2,756. Population change since 2000: +43.4%
Males: 1,305  (47.4%)
Females: 1,451  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  60.5 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49332, 49346.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,801 (it was $51,595 in 2000)
Canadian Lakes:

$52,801
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,785 (it was $30,770 in 2000)

Canadian Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $169,231 (it was $146,800 in 2000)
Canadian Lakes:

$169,231
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $194,688; Detached houses: $197,103; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,529; Mobile homes: $85,258

Median gross rent in 2012: $830.

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  • White alone - 2,656 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 21 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.07%)

Races in Canadian Lakes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canadian Lakes: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.2%), English (13.7%), Irish (13.3%), Polish (8.4%), French (5.1%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 9.50 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (very low).

Canadian Lakes,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Canadian Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canadian Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 9.3%
  • Now married: 72.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

86 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:  3.1%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Canadian Lakes, Michigan as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Canadian Lakes to the number of sex offenders is 2,756 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,295 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,026 (1.1%)

Canadian Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (46.5 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (138.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mecosta, MI (2.1 miles ), Stanwood, MI (2.7 miles ), Morley, MI (3.1 miles ), Lakeview, MI (3.1 miles ), Big Rapids, MI (3.5 miles ), Barryton, MI (3.8 miles ), Howard City, MI (3.9 miles ), Village of Lake Isabella, MI (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.58 N, Longitude: 85.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Canadian Lakes household income distribution Canadian Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Canadian Lakes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Canadian Lakes, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Canadian Lakes-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Canadian Lakes place center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canadian Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from Canadian Lakes center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 379.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 355.6 miles away from Canadian Lakes center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mecosta County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canadian Lakes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Canadian Lakes:

  • NORTHLAND MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STANWOOD, MI)
  • KELSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAKEVIEW, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH REHAB AND NSG CTRS-KELSEY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKEVIEW, MI)
  • FMC - BIG RAPIDS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BIG RAPIDS, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH BIG RAPIDS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BIG RAPIDS, MI)
  • METRON OF BIG RAPIDS (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BIG RAPIDS, MI)
  • ALTERCARE OF BIG RAPIDS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BIG RAPIDS, MI)

Amtrak stations near Canadian Lakes:

  • 12 miles: BIG RAPIDS (120 N. MICHIGAN AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: intercity bus service.
  • 16 miles: HOWARD CITY (130 N. ENSLEY ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canadian Lakes:

  • Ferris State University (about 12 miles; Big Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,238)
  • Central Michigan University (about 27 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 39 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Cornerstone University (about 45 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 47 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Calvin College (about 48 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 51 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)

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Notable locations in Canadian Lakes: Canadian Lakes Country Club (A), Tullymore Golf Course (B), Morton Township Fire and Rescue Canadian Lakes Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Stanwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Canadian Lakes (A), Lost Canyon Lake (B), Ranger Lake (C), Lake of the Clouds (D), Lost Lake (E), West Canadian Lake (F), East Canadian Lake (G), Dukes Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: West Branch Little Muskegon River (A), Cedar Creek (B), East Branch Little Muskegon River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mecosta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Canadian Lakes compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Canadian Lakes (2011 data):

  • Isabella Bank: Canadian Lakes Branch at 8351 100th Avenue, branch established on 1979/05/07. Info updated 2008/04/07: Bank assets: $1,284.4 mil, Deposits: $960.9 mil, headquarters in Mount Pleasant, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Isabella Bank Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Canadian Lakes travel time to work - commute Canadian Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canadian Lakes CDP (based on Mecosta County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.14%
Here: 27.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents27.9%13.8%10.6%5.4%5.4%
Congregations7.7%17.3%3.8%1.9%5.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaFree Methodist Church of North AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.7%3.5%3.2%3.2%23.5%
Congregations1.9%1.9%7.7%5.8%46.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Mecosta County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Mecosta County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Mecosta County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mecosta County:

29.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

13.4%

8.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, MI  1.03% ($35,324 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.67% ($25,398)
from Osceola County, MI  0.49% ($26,239)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, MI  1.03% ($27,479 average AGI)
to Osceola County, MI  0.63% ($29,326)
to Isabella County, MI  0.46% ($20,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canadian Lakes:

  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5 kW; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canadian Lakes:

  • WBRN-FM (100.9 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, MI; Owner: STAFFORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: MENTOR PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WDEE-FM (97.3 FM; REED CITY, MI; Owner: STEVEN V. BEILFUSS)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WMHW-FM (91.5 FM; MT. PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCMU-FM (89.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV. BD OF TRUSTES)
  • WCZY-FM (104.3 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Canadian Lakes:

  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W58CU (Channel 58; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WBWM-LP (Channel 32; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W61DK (Channel 61; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W60CO (Channel 60; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canadian Lakes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DE34IP359, 1600' East From The Intersection Of M-20 Hwy And 11 Mile Road. (Lat: 43.628333 Lon: -85.318333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQQF519
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/27/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA9LZU, Licensee ID: L00304079
    Grant Date: 03/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/07/2022, Certifier: Joseph N Lynch
    Registrant: Joseph N Lynch, 9573 Fawn Ridge Rd, Canadian Lakes, MI 49346-9419
  • Call Sign: KA9LZV, Licensee ID: L01164448
    Grant Date: 06/20/2006, Expiration Date: 09/09/2016, Certifier: Patricia A Lynch
    Registrant: Patricia A Lynch, 9573 Fawn Ridge Rd, Canadian Lakes, MI 49346
  • Call Sign: WD8LDU, Licensee ID: L01354372
    Grant Date: 12/28/2007, Expiration Date: 12/28/2017
    Registrant: Maurice D Bowman Jr, 11130 Heather Lane, Canadian Lakes, MI 49346-9768
  • Call Sign: W8UUU, Previous Call Sign: K8NFE, Licensee ID: L00547367
    Grant Date: 05/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/09/2022, Certifier: Robert W Stanley Jr
    Registrant: Robert W Stanley Jr., 9198 Elmwood Ct., Canadian Lakes, MI 49346-9398
  • Call Sign: N8ZH, Previous Call Sign: W4OKU, Licensee ID: L00635567
    Grant Date: 08/08/2003, Expiration Date: 08/08/2013, Certifier: Jon L Huhtala
    Registrant: Jon L Huhtala, 6690 Sunset Ln, Canadian Lakes, MI 49346

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