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49656 Zip Code (Luther, MI) Detailed Profile




City: Luther, MI (0.73%)
County: Lake County, MI
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,685
Zip code population in 2010: 1,534
Zip code population in 2000: 1,454

Houses and condos: 1,694
Renter-occupied apartments: 65
% of renters here:

10%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 49656: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 126.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 49656
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,160)
Michigan:

1.4% ($2,455)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,149 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,176 (1.3%)

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Males: 860  (51.0%)
Females: 825  (49.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 49656:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 49656:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Zip code 49656 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 49656 (2019)
    • 1,43493.5%White
    • 382.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 332.2%Two or more races
    • 211.4%American Indian
    • 60.4%Black
    • 20.1%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $93,436
49656:

$93,436
Michigan:

$169,600



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 49656 zip code as of July 06, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 49656 is 181 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

49.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 49656, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,369 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,369
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $29,861 (reported on 79.0% of returns)
Here:

$29,861
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.5% for AGIs below $25k, 68.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $808 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$808
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $883 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$883
State:

$6,225

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,800 (reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,800
State:

+$9,326

Profit/loss from business: +$7,340 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,340
State:

+$11,523

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,800 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
49656:

$7,800
Michigan:

$15,298

Total itemized deductions: $16,180 (25% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,180
State:

$21,628

Here:

25.0% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $2,650 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,650
State:

$4,225

Taxes paid: $4,880 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
49656:

$4,880
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,147 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,147
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.8%
Here:

55%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 46.7% for AGIs below $25k, 56.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 125.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 49656, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,350 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,350
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $25,619 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$25,619
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.4% for AGIs below $10k, 64.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 49.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,298 (reported on 31.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,298
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $427 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$427
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,000 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$2,000
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,816 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$2,816
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -14.1% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, -1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,000 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
49656:

$3,000
Michigan:

$2,875

Total itemized deductions: $14,746 (27% of AGI, reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$14,746
State:

$18,509

Here:

27.2% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,341 (4% of AGI, reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,341
State:

$3,365

Here:

4.4% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,054 (reported on 67.3% of returns)
49656:

$3,054
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,620 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,620
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.4%
Here:

60%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 50.8% for AGIs below $10k, 60.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$41,223
Michigan:

$59,584
Luther, MI (49656) map Nearest zip codes: 49623, 49642, 49644, 49677, 49638, 49618.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

38.9%
Michigan:

44.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

9.9%
Michigan:

46.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 124
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 512


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (4 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 305 (144 now married, 161 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 49656 with a mortgage: 254 (3 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 326

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $345

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

16.5%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 49656: Raymond Corners (A), Lincoln Bridge State Forest Campground (B), Silver Creek State Forest Campground (C), Elm Flats Canoe Access (D), Lincoln Bridge Canoe Access (E), Carrieville Recreation Site (F), Life Emergency Medical Services of Lake County Irons (G), Luther Area Public Library (H), Newkirk Township Hall (I), Michigan Department of Natural Resources Baldwin Field Office (J), Luther Fire District 1 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 49656 include: Luther United Methodist Church (A), Fellowship Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Saint Ignatius Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Bristol Cemetery (1), Ellsworth Cemetery (2), North Park Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Valley Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Ahmikwam Lake (A), Ingerman Lake (B), Little Syers Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Howe Lake (E), Rockwell Lake (F), Stewart Lake (G), Syers Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Twin Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Poplar Creek (C), Coe Creek (D), Manistee Creek (E), Lincoln Creek (F), Sellers Creek (G), Silver Creek (H), North Branch Cole Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 62014 or later
  • 342010 to 2013
  • 1912000 to 2009
  • 3451990 to 1999
  • 2781980 to 1989
  • 2991970 to 1979
  • 1841960 to 1969
  • 831950 to 1959
  • 551940 to 1949
  • 1891939 or earlier

Zip code 49656 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Luther, MI (49656)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Luther, MI (49656)
  • 8no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 2182 bedrooms
  • 2453 bedrooms
  • 504 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luther, MI (49656)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Luther, MI (49656)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 322 bedrooms
  • 223 bedrooms
  • 54 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Luther, MI (49656) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Luther, MI (49656) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15no vehicle
  • 1921 vehicle
  • 2182 vehicles
  • 913 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Luther, MI (49656) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Luther, MI (49656) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 291 vehicle
  • 202 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

  • Zip code 49656 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 49656 household income distribution in 2019
  • 38Less than $10,000
  • 53$10,000 to $14,999
  • 47$15,000 to $19,999
  • 43$20,000 to $24,999
  • 32$25,000 to $29,999
  • 50$30,000 to $34,999
  • 42$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $44,999
  • 38$45,000 to $49,999
  • 44$50,000 to $59,999
  • 74$60,000 to $74,999
  • 66$75,000 to $99,999
  • 38$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 49656

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 49656
  • 6Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 28$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 14$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 40$40,000 to $49,999
  • 38$50,000 to $59,999
  • 41$60,000 to $69,999
  • 27$70,000 to $79,999
  • 27$80,000 to $89,999
  • 38$90,000 to $99,999
  • 59$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$125,000 to $149,999
  • 47$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 to $249,999
  • 9$250,000 to $299,999
  • 24$300,000 to $399,999
  • 9$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 2$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 49656

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 49656
  • 3$350 to $399
  • 12$400 to $449
  • 1$450 to $499
  • 15$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 3$600 to $649
  • 20No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $769.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $78,233
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $93,948

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $93,436
49656:

$93,436
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,275 - $148,492

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $133,981
Here:

$133,981
State:

$219,912

Mobile homes: $49,644
Here:

$49,644
State:

$56,186
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 49656
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,137
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 5
  • Mobile homes: 530
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Unemployment: 6.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49656

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49656
  • 80.3%492Drove a car alone
  • 10.1%62Carpooled
  • 2.0%12Walked
  • 3.6%22Other means
  • 3.6%22Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49656

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49656
  • 36Less than 5 minutes
  • 445 to 9 minutes
  • 1710 to 14 minutes
  • 6915 to 19 minutes
  • 6220 to 24 minutes
  • 5125 to 29 minutes
  • 13130 to 34 minutes
  • 6035 to 39 minutes
  • 4940 to 44 minutes
  • 2745 to 59 minutes
  • 2060 to 89 minutes
  • 1790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 36.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,685
  • Male householders: 338 (117 living alone), Female householders: 305 (75 living alone)
  • 327 spouses (325 opposite-sex spouses), 51 unmarried partners, (51 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 420 children (396 natural, 15 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 48 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 3 foster children, 27 other relatives, 136 non-relatives

Size of family households: 244 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 192 1-person, 52 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons

204 married couples with children.
56 single-parent households (34 men, 22 women).

98.6% of residents of 49656 zip code speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% very well, 57% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 21 (1.3%)
(63.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 29%France
  • 19%Azores Islands
  • 10%Serbia
  • 5%Austria
Most common first ancestries reported in 49656
  • 30%German
  • 13%American
  • 10%English
  • 7%Polish
  • 6%Irish
  • 3%Dutch
  • 2%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 12000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 16Before 1990

Zip code 49656 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • LUTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (924 STATE STREET in LUTHER, MI)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-05246
    Organizations: PINE RIVER AREA SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

Zip code 49656 marital status for males
Zip code 49656 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 55.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.8%Wood
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 2.7%Electricity
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,540.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,506
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 32
  • West: 25

61% of the 49656 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

93% of the 49656 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Luther, MI (49656)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.5%
Michigan:

10.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

29.4%
Michigan:

9.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

43.2%
Michigan:

14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 62,433Business and financial operations occupations
  • 56,431Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 41,778Transportation occupations
  • 39,821Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 36,135Production occupations
  • 33,139Management occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of fires - 32 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 49656 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.3%), and Outside Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 49656
    • 5957.3%Structure Fires
    • 2625.2%Outside Fires
    • 1413.6%Other
    • 43.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 49656, Michigan

Most common first names in zip code 49656 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1574.3 years
George1170.8 years
William1177.8 years
Robert1060.6 years
Mary980.2 years
Kenneth967.7 years
Walter877.4 years
Donald768.3 years
Betty768.9 years
James671.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 49656 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lucas881.0 years
Smith678.0 years
Moore666.3 years
Gydesen676.2 years
Wilson569.2 years
Williams573.0 years
Wetherell569.0 years
Fullerton571.0 years
Cole475.0 years
Thompson473.0 years
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