For population 25 years and over in Otter Lake:
For population 15 years and over in Otter Lake village:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,875 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Flint, MI (17.5 miles , pop. 124,943).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (59.9 miles , pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (235.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Columbiaville, MI (2.1 miles ), Otisville, MI (2.2 miles ), Millington, MI (2.4 miles ), Barnes Lake-Millers Lake, MI (2.8 miles ), Mayville, MI (3.2 miles ), Vassar, MI (3.6 miles ), Davison, MI (3.6 miles ), Lapeer, MI (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 43.21 N, Longitude: 83.46 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 810
Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-8.4%).
Work and jobs in Otter Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Otter Lake, Michigan
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Otter Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Otter Lake village center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the village center injured 23 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Otter Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 64.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lapeer County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Otter Lake:
Amtrak stations near Otter Lake:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otter Lake:
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Public elementary/middle school in Otter Lake:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Otter Lake and their reported violations in the past:WOERN'S CONVENIENCE & GAS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:NORTH LAKE ROLLER RINK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:OTTER LAKE VFW (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LAKEVILLE BOWL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Otter Lake that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.8%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Otter Lake compared to Michigan state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Otter Lake (based on Lapeer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.35%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Otter Lake government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,323 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,244 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Otter Lake:
Strongest FM radio stations in Otter Lake:
TV broadcast stations around Otter Lake:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Otter Lake)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2013.