Lake Isabella, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 1,676 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 918  (54.8%)
Females: 758  (45.2%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49340.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,201
Lake Isabella:

$45,201
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,947

Lake Isabella village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $137,800
Lake Isabella:

$137,800
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $215,764; detached houses: $234,564; townhouses or other attached units: $125,674; mobile homes: $79,290

Median gross rent in 2019: $839.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Isabella: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Lake Isabella, MI (2019)
    • 1,99796.6%White alone
    • 291.4%Hispanic
    • 261.3%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Black alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Lake Isabella, Michigan as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Isabella is 503 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (18.0%), English (15.9%), German (14.1%), Irish (8.7%), European (5.3%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

8 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.4%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,937 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,841 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (55.1 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (129.7 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (184.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Village of Lake Isabella, MI (0.5 miles ),
Weidman, MI (2.0 miles ),
Beal City, MI (2.3 miles ),
Barryton, MI (3.2 miles ),
Mecosta, MI (3.4 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, MI (3.4 miles ),
Rosebush, MI (3.5 miles ),
Farwell, MI (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.64 N, Longitude: 85.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 989

Distribution of median household income in Lake Isabella, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lake Isabella, MI in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $154,200
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

6.3%

Tornado activity:

Lake Isabella-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Lake Isabella village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the village center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Isabella-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 46% 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 278.0 miles away from Lake Isabella center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from Lake Isabella 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 99.7 miles away from Lake Isabella center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 217.4 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) earthquake occurred 389.2 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 61.9 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 Isabella County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Isabella:

  • MT PLEASANT REGIONAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL MICHIGAN, I (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • ISABELLA CO MEDICAL CARE FACIL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • MCLAREN CENTRAL MICHIGAN Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • LAURELS OF MT. PLEASANT (THE) (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • PLEASANT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)

Airports located in Lake Isabella:

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

  • Central Michigan University (about 13 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; Full-time enrollment: 22,758)
  • Ferris State University (about 25 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 26 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 37 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 52 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 53 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Cornerstone University (about 55 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pines Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lake Isabella (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Squaw Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Isabella County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Isabella and their reported violations in the past:

THE PINES GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

73.1%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Lake Isabella (2011 data):

  • Isabella Bank: Lake Isabella Branch at 125 N. Coldwater Rd, branch established on 2008/01/02. Info updated 2008/04/07: Bank assets: $1,284.4 mil, Deposits: $960.9 mil, headquarters in Mount Pleasant, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Isabella Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lake Isabella:

Marital status in Lake Isabella, MI
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Isabella:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,1767
Evangelical Protestant6,29640
Mainline Protestant2,75116
Other2,4237
None48,665-
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: 11
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Isabella County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Isabella County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Isabella County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

7.7%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$9,225$55,3500$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$81
Totals for Government 2$9,225$55,3501$81

Lake Isabella government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $192,000 ($114.56)
    Central Staff Services: $118,000 ($70.41)
    General - Other: $83,000 ($49.52)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($36.99)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($22.67)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($18.50)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($11.93)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($7.76)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($7.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $12,000 ($7.16)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($3.58)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($1.79)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.60)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($10.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($2.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $119,000 ($71.00)

Lake Isabella government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $8,000 ($4.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $140,000 ($83.53)
    Rents: $31,000 ($18.50)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($15.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $21,000 ($12.53)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($8.95)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($7.16)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($4.77)
    Rents: $6,000 ($3.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($1.79)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $274,000 ($163.48)
    Highways: $237,000 ($141.41)
    General Local Government Support: $135,000 ($80.55)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($43.56)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.79)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.60)

Lake Isabella government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $639,000 ($381.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $455,000 ($271.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $184,000 ($109.79)

Lake Isabella government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash and Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $737,000 ($439.74)
    Cash and Deposits: $299,000 ($178.40)

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
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 Clare County, MI  0.74% ($32,025 average AGI)
from Gratiot County, MI  0.55% ($38,403)
from Midland County, MI  0.53% ($31,296)


8.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
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 Midland County, MI  0.65% ($32,049 average AGI)
to Gratiot County, MI  0.63% ($29,796)
to Clare County, MI  0.59% ($33,674)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Isabella:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5 kW; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMMI (830 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHEPHERD, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Isabella:

  • WCZY-FM (104.3 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMHW-FM (91.5 FM; MT. PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WCMU-FM (89.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV. BD OF TRUSTES)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WCFX (95.3 FM; CLARE, MI; Owner: GOLDSEN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, MI; Owner: STAFFORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: MENTOR PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBRN-FM (100.9 FM; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Owner: RH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Isabella:

  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WBWM-LP (Channel 32; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W61DK (Channel 61; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W60CO (Channel 60; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W46CR (Channel 46; SAGINAW/MIDLAND, MI; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.8mTotal length
  • $320,000Total costs
  • 6,309Total average daily traffic
  • 433Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,981Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC0CJC, Licensee ID: L00413258, Grant Date: 10/11/2017, Expiration Date: 12/10/2027, Certifier: Robert O Burgess, Registrant: Robert O Burgess, 1211 Queensway Dr, Lake Isabella, MI 48893-8837
  • Call Sign: N8ZVP, Licensee ID: L00717700, Grant Date: 06/14/2013, Expiration Date: 08/10/2023, Certifier: Robert T Scott, Registrant: Robert T Scott, 1097 Bundy Dr, Lake Isabella, MI 48893
  • Call Sign: KD8PAM, Licensee ID: L01602492, Grant Date: 08/20/2020, Expiration Date: 11/15/2030, Certifier: Catherine L Miller, Registrant: Catherine L Miller, 1025 Cantabrian Dr, Lake Isabella, MI 48893
  • Call Sign: KD8QXM, Licensee ID: L01662407, Grant Date: 09/20/2011, Expiration Date: 09/20/2021, Certifier: Johnathan L Schultz, Registrant: Johnathan L Schultz, 1041 El Camino Grande, Lake Isabella, MI 48893
  • Call Sign: KE8EAA, Licensee ID: L02022051, Grant Date: 04/28/2016, Expiration Date: 04/28/2026, Certifier: Melissa M Kindig, Registrant: Melissa M Kindig, 1105 Barcelona, Lake Isabella, MI 48893

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3078Z , Serial Number: 22-7035, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 02/03/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Randy R Seiter, 1005 Par Dr, Lake Isabella, MI 48893

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Isabella, MI
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 17.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Isabella, MI
  • 39.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.5%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 6.3%Other fuel


Lake Isabella 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.