Lake Angelus, Michigan
|City of Lake Angelus|
Location of Lake Angelus, Michigan
|• Mayor||Lee McNew|
|• Total||1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)|
|• Land||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2) 34.76%|
|Elevation||984 ft (300 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||294|
|• Density||271.0/sq mi (104.6/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0629962|
Lake Angelus is a city in North Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 290, making it Michigan's smallest incorporated city. Lake Angelus consistently ranks as the 5th city in Michigan with the highest per capita income.
The city completely surrounds the lake of the same name. The city is bordered:
- To the north and east by the city of Auburn Hills
- To the south by the city of Pontiac
- To the west by Waterford Township
As of the census of 2010, there were 290 people, 130 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 271.0 inhabitants per square mile (104.6/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 141.1 per square mile (54.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.3% African American, 2.8% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 130 households of which 14.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.58.
The median age in the city was 55.3 years. 12.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.7% were from 25 to 44; 43.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 326 people, 132 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.5 per square mile (121.0/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 140.8 per square mile (54.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.32% White, 0.92% African American and 2.76% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.
There were 132 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 0.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 17.5% from 25 to 44, 36.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $114,524, and the median income for a family was $131,261. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $48,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $83,792. None of the families and 1.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including none under eighteen and 2.6% of those over 64.
Lake Angelus covers only 1.6 square miles (4 km2) as part of Oakland County. The lake with which it shares its name takes up 0.6 square miles (2 km2) of the total area. In the early 1900s, a small community formed around the lake. It was primarily composed of Detroit residents who sought an alternative to the city atmosphere where they were working (most commonly for the auto industry). At this time, the lake was called Three Mile Lake.
During the 1920s, the lake was renamed Lake Angelus by Mrs. Sollace B. Collidge. The community was under pressure from nearby government establishments to be annexed. In 1929, however, a special state act of legislation was passed, granting Lake Angelus "homerule." By 1930, Lake Angelus had become an official village. Finally, 54 years after it was authorized for village status, Lake Angelus became a city of its own on January 1, 1984.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Angelus, Michigan
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- Michigan locations by per capita income
- MITowns.org - Lake Angelus, MI
- Murray, Diana Dillaber. "Law being proposed could dissolve Pontiac schools, other struggling districts." Oakland Press. June 12, 2013. Retrieved on May 7, 2014. "Pontiac school district spreads from Pontiac into portions of seven surrounding communities including Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Lake Angeles and townships of Bloomfield, Orion, Waterford and West Bloomfield."
- Lake Angelus 2007 Community Profile
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