Skidway Lake, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 3,392. Population change since 2000: +7.8%
Males: 1,563  (46.1%)
Females: 1,829  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48610.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,543 (it was $20,806 in 2000)
Skidway Lake:

$20,543
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,514 (it was $11,405 in 2000)

Skidway Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,770 (it was $43,900 in 2000)
Skidway Lake:

$56,770
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $70,796; Detached houses: $75,876; Mobile homes: $38,152

Median gross rent in 2012: $615.

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  • White alone - 3,115 (92.5%)
  • Two or more races - 198 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.1%)

Races in Skidway Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Skidway Lake: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.5%), Irish (11.4%), French (9.3%), English (6.0%), Italian (4.3%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 11.3 square miles.

Population density: 299 people per square mile   (very low).

Skidway Lake,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Skidway Lake:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skidway Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

24 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.7%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $760 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $591 (1.3%)

Skidway Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (53.3 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (133.3 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (245.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Prescott, MI (2.3 miles ), Sterling, MI (3.3 miles ), West Branch, MI (3.4 miles ), Whittemore, MI (3.5 miles ), Twining, MI (3.6 miles) , Turner, MI (3.6 miles) , Omer, MI (3.7 miles ), Standish, MI (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 44.19 N, Longitude: 84.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 989

Skidway Lake household income distribution Skidway Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Skidway Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Skidway Lake, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Skidway Lake-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Skidway Lake place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 tornado 9.7 miles away from the place center injured 10 people.

Earthquake activity:

Skidway Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% 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 262.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 230.9 miles away from Skidway Lake center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the city 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 100.2 miles away from Skidway Lake 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 444.1 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 Ogemaw County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Skidway Lake:

  • BORTZ HEALTH CARE OF WEST BRANCH (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • WEST BRANCH GERIATRIC VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • MEDILODGE OF STERLING, L L C (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STERLING, MI)
  • LEELIN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF HELPING HANDS INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • MICHIGAN PREMIER HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)
  • DISTRICT HEALTH DEPT NO 2 (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WEST BRANCH, MI)

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

  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 39 miles; Harrison, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,653)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 41 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 44 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 45 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Central Michigan University (about 56 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Ferris State University (about 80 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 83 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)

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Notable locations in Skidway Lake: Rifle River Camp (A), Convenant Cove Camp (B), Ogemaw County Emergency Medical Services Authority Mills Township (C), Mills Township Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Skidway Lake: Saint Stephens Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Turtle Lake (A), Lost Lake (B), Little Feeding Ground Lake (C), Norway Lake (D), Bush Lake (E), Feeding Ground Lake (F), Elbow Lake (G), Black Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Feeding Ground Creek (A), Spring Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ogemaw 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: 40.0%
(39.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.3%
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: 0.3% of all households

Skidway Lake compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Skidway Lake travel time to work - commute Skidway Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Skidway Lake CDP (based on Ogemaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.15%
Here: 34.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents52.1%13.6%10.4%4.1%3.1%
Congregations12.5%8.3%12.5%4.2%4.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCommunity Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.7%2.6%1.6%6.7%
Congregations4.2%8.3%4.2%4.2%37.5%
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: 6
Ogemaw County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Ogemaw County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ogemaw County:

29.7%
Michigan:

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

15.0%
State:

13.4%

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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 Arenac County, MI  0.64% ($17,673 average AGI)
from Iosco County, MI  0.45% ($25,135)
from Oakland County, MI  0.37% ($41,400)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Arenac County, MI  0.44% ($31,167 average AGI)
to Iosco County, MI  0.42% ($22,735)
to Bay County, MI  0.40% ($20,061)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skidway Lake:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, 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)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skidway Lake:

  • WBMI (105.5 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WWCM (96.9 FM; STANDISH, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: COLTRACE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAG (104.1 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: BLUE MOOSE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WKJC (104.7 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHST (106.1 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLB (103.3 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEJC (88.3 FM; WHITE STAR, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGDN-FM (103.1 FM; GLADWIN, MI; Owner: APPLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W220BR (91.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Skidway Lake:

  • W15BP (Channel 15; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUHO-LP (Channel 57; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W61CS (Channel 61; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CD (Channel 50; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CW (Channel 58; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W36CE (Channel 36; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Skidway Lake, Lat: 44.184167 Lon: -84.027472, Type: Pole, Structure height: 56.7 m, Overall height: 57.2 m, Call Sign: WQJY872
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2009, Expiration Date: 02/20/2019, Certifier: John Ogren
    Registrant: Law Office Of Suzanne S. Goodwyn, 1234 Tottenham Court, Reston, VA 20194, Phone: (703) 444-8804, Fax: (703) 991-0629, Email:

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