Carp Lake, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 357.
Males: 165  (46.5%)
Females: 192  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

60.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49718, 49755.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,213
Carp Lake:

$58,213
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,341

Carp Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $204,637
Carp Lake:

$204,637
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $160,601; detached houses: $169,809; mobile homes: $66,124

Median gross rent in 2019: $535.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carp Lake: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.6%
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According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Carp Lake, Michigan as of December 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carp Lake is 59 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (17.5%), Polish (13.5%), English (11.1%), French Canadian (9.9%), Irish (9.4%), Scottish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 222 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,344 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,310 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (162.3 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (242.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (304.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Levering, MI (2.1 miles ),
Mackinaw City, MI (2.4 miles ),
Pellston, MI (3.2 miles ),
St. Ignace, MI (3.4 miles ),
Mackinac Island, MI (3.5 miles ),
Cheboygan, MI (3.7 miles ),
Brutus, MI (3.8 miles ),
Cross Village, MI (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 45.70 N, Longitude: 84.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Distribution of median household income in Carp Lake, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Carp Lake, MI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Michigan:

6.3%

Earthquake activity:

Carp Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 363.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 335.3 miles away from Carp Lake center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 357.4 miles away from Carp Lake 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 200.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 323.0 miles away from Carp Lake 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 Emmet County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Carp Lake:

  • MOSES DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; SAINT IGNACE, MI)
  • MACKINAC STRAITS HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SAINT IGNACE, MI)
  • MACKINAC STRAITS LONG TERM CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SAINT IGNACE, MI)
  • CHEBOYGAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHEBOYGAN, MI)
  • TENDERCARE HEALTH CENTER OF CHEBOYGAN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHEBOYGAN, MI)
  • CHEBOYGAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHEBOYGAN, MI)
  • VITALCARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CHEBOYGAN, MI)

Amtrak stations near Carp Lake:

  • 6 miles: MACKINAW CITY (VALOT CITGO PLAZA) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, snack bar.
  • 11 miles: PELLSTON (100 STIMPSON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 12 miles: ST. IGNACE (448 N. STATE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carp Lake:

  • Lake Superior State University (about 58 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,242)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 76 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 120 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 141 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Ferris State University (about 144 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 145 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Central Michigan University (about 146 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)

Private high school in Carp Lake:

  • ST MARY'S PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 475, Location: 3535 INDIAN TRL, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle school in Carp Lake:

Private elementary/middle school in Carp Lake:

  • OUR LADY OF REFUGE SCHOOL (Students: 283, Location: 3750 COMMERCE RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Carp Lake

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Notable locations in Carp Lake: McGulpin Point Lighthouse (A), Carp Lake Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Carp Lake: Carp Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lake Paradise (A), Alke Paradise (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Doll's Paradise Lake Resort & Motel (8468 Paradise Trail).

Emmet County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carp Lake that have no violations reported:

  • WILDERNESS STATE PARK ORG. CAMP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS PARK STURGEON BAY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS MAIN OFFICE/MAINT. (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDERNESS STATE PARK - PUMP HOUSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Carp Lake:

Marital status in Carp Lake, MI
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Carp Lake:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carp Lake, MI (based on Emmet County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,6717
Evangelical Protestant3,04828
Mainline Protestant2,97611
Other6236
None20,376-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Emmet County:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
This county:

14.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Emmet County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

6.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Charlevoix County, MI  1.02% ($43,027 average AGI)
from Cheboygan County, MI  0.86% ($41,104)
from Oakland County, MI  0.41% ($156,627)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cheboygan County, MI  0.95% ($32,635 average AGI)
to Charlevoix County, MI  0.94% ($36,279)
to Kent County, MI  0.31% ($43,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carp Lake:

  • WIDG (940 AM; 5 kW; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBY (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHEBOYGAN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHAK (960 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKK (750 AM; 1 kW; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: STONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMBN (1340 AM; 1 kW; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carp Lake:

  • WLJZ (94.5 FM; MACKINAW CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDQV (88.5 FM; MACKINAW CITY, MI; Owner: BROADCAST MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W268AD (101.5 FM; MACKINAW CITY, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WMKC (102.9 FM; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKLZ-FM (98.9 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF PETOSKEY, INC.)
  • WCMW-FM (103.9 FM; HARBOR SPRINGS, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLXT (96.3 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGFM (105.1 FM; CHEBOYGAN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTLI (89.3 FM; BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKHQ-FM (105.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBCM (93.5 FM; BOYNE CITY, MI; Owner: WBCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WCML-FM (91.7 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WBLW (88.1 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Carp Lake:

  • W18BX (Channel 18; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BQ (Channel 20; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W23BM (Channel 23; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CD (Channel 25; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BI (Channel 31; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CR (Channel 51; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BN (Channel 53; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57CP (Channel 57; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64CK (Channel 64; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W55CL (Channel 55; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTOM-TV (Channel 4; CHEBOYGAN, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WWUP-TV (Channel 10; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WCML (Channel 6; ALPENA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W34CR (Channel 34; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: FRANK J. CATZ, LIVING TRUST)
  • W41CK (Channel 41; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: FRANK J. CATZ, LIVING TRUST)
  • W39CB (Channel 39; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CR (Channel 62; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36CD (Channel 36; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CY (Channel 66; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGTQ (Channel 8; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Carp Lake fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 2014 02:30 AM, Cr-Mackinaw Hwy, Lat: 45.698992, Lon: -84.731997, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 4, 2011 10:00 AM, Us-31, Lat: 45.703486, Lon: -84.772019, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.8mTotal length
  • $180,000Total costs
  • 21,083Total average daily traffic
  • 2,468Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,692Total future (year 2002) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB8NNW, Licensee ID: L00740794, Grant Date: 08/07/2013, Expiration Date: 09/14/2023, Certifier: Melvin J Spotts, Registrant: Melvin J Spotts, Carp Lake, MI 49718
  • Call Sign: N8SYT, Previous Call Sign: KB8NJQ, Grant Date: 04/07/1992, Expiration Date: 04/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2004, Registrant: Robin L Westfall, 7087 Clinton Rd, Carp Lake, MI 49718
  • Call Sign: KD8CYS, Licensee ID: L01126928, Grant Date: 03/09/2006, Expiration Date: 03/09/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2018, Certifier: Terry L Nielsen, Registrant: Terry L Nielsen, 3332 Elder Rd, Carp Lake, MI 49718

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BABY ACE D (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6887D, N6887D, N-6887D, Serial Number: 101, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 02/19/1993
    Registrant (Individual): William W Hughes, 4221 E Gill Rd, Carp Lake, MI 49718
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carp Lake, MI
  • 68.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.2%Wood
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carp Lake, MI
  • 43.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 43.8%Wood
  • 12.5%Electricity


Carp Lake compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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