Vandercook Lake, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 4,721. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
Males: 2,428  (51.4%)
Females: 2,293  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49203.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,648 (it was $40,238 in 2000)
Vandercook Lake:

$41,648
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,962 (it was $17,359 in 2000)

Vandercook Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,713 (it was $77,700 in 2000)
Vandercook Lake:

$78,713
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,305; Detached houses: $114,225; Mobile homes: $27,034

Median gross rent in 2012: $740.

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Vandercook Lake races chart
  • White alone - 4,431 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 107 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 96 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 61 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vandercook Lake: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (16.4%), English (12.8%), United States (10.6%), Polish (6.9%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,035 people per square mile   (low).

Vandercook Lake,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Vandercook Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vandercook Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

51 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,411 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,277 (1.6%)

Vandercook Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (33.9 miles , pop. 114,024).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Toledo, OH (55.8 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jackson, MI (1.8 miles ), Michigan Center, MI (2.0 miles ), Napoleon, MI (2.8 miles ), Spring Arbor, MI (2.8 miles ), Cement City, MI (3.1 miles ), Brooklyn, MI (3.1 miles ), Grass Lake, MI (3.2 miles ), Hanover, MI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 84.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 517

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

7.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Vandercook Lake, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vandercook Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Vandercook Lake place center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vandercook Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% 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 171.4 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 211.6 miles away from Vandercook Lake center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 277.1 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 317.8 miles away from Vandercook Lake 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 297.0 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 Jackson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vandercook Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Vandercook Lake:

  • DSI SE JACKSON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF JACKSON AND OAKLAWN (Hospital, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • EVERGREEN HOME CARE, L L C (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICE OF JACKSON (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • JACKSON DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • CARELINK OF JACKSON, A COMMUNITY-OWNED SPECIALTY H (Hospital, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE - JACKSON OAKS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; JACKSON, MI)

Amtrak stations near Vandercook Lake:

  • 4 miles: JACKSON (501 E. MICHIGAN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: ALBION (300 N. EATON ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

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

  • Jackson College (about 3 miles; Jackson, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,258)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 9 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Siena Heights University (about 28 miles; Adrian, MI; FT enrollment: 2,009)
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (about 34 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 39,547)
  • Michigan State University (about 37 miles; East Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 41,736)
  • Washtenaw Community College (about 38 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 8,452)
  • Lansing Community College (about 39 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)

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Notable locations in Vandercook Lake: Grande Golf Club (A), Jackson District Library-Summit Branch (B), Summit Township Fire Department Station 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vandercook Lake include: Bible Methodist Church (A), Vandercook Missionary Church (B), Vandercook Baptist Church (C), Brookside United Methodist Church (D), Jehovah's Witnesses (E), Jackson Free Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Vandercook Lake (A), Peter White Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Hammer Lake (D), Sharp Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vandercook Lake: Vandercook Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.5%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 67.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for American Indian residents, 58.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Vandercook Lake compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (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 Vandercook Lake CDP (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.24%
Here: 35.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents45.4%7.3%6.6%4.3%3.8%
Congregations6.5%4.0%13.7%1.6%6.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.4%3.3%3.0%2.6%20.3%
Congregations3.2%4.8%2.4%2.4%54.8%
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: 30
Jackson County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Jackson County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Here:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.3%
Michigan:

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

13.1%
State:

13.4%

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
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 Ingham County, MI  0.40% ($28,363 average AGI)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.38% ($44,909)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.33% ($31,069)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.43% ($40,578 average AGI)
to Ingham County, MI  0.41% ($28,029)
to Wayne County, MI  0.26% ($26,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vandercook Lake:

  • WJKN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, MI)
  • WKHM (970 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MI; Owner: JACKSON RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WIBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MI; Owner: JACKSON RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vandercook Lake:

  • WKHM-FM (105.3 FM; BROOKLYN, MI; Owner: JACKSON RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAE (106.9 FM; SPRING ARBOR, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWWW (102.9 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZV (102.5 FM; HUDSON, MI; Owner: FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS OF HUDSON INC)
  • W209BR (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vandercook Lake:

  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$63,6444$80,80340$92,2928$26,5583$38,6732$51,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$57,2601$15,07012$124,4990$01$82,8701$61,030
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$014$105,3698$20,9060$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$013$98,9275$14,7662$23,3552$40,685
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$113,0100$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$61,025
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$82,120
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$80,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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