Lake City, Michigan

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Lake City, Michigan
City
Location of Lake City, Michigan
Location of Lake City, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°19′57″N 85°12′47″W / 44.33250°N 85.21306°W / 44.33250; -85.21306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Missaukee
Settled 1868
Incorporated (village) 1889
Incorporated (city) 1932
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 836
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 849
 • Density 796.2/sq mi (307.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49651
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-44480[4]
GNIS feature ID 0629968[5]/1626581[6]

City of Lake City is a city and the county seat of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 836. Known as the "Christmas Tree Capital",[7] it is the county seat of Missaukee County.[8]

History[edit]

The community's first settler, Daniel Reeder, build his cabin on Muskrat Lake, now Lake Missaukee, in 1868. On January 22, 1872, Reeder was the name of post office open and the last name of its first postmaster, Daniel. The county selected Reeder by a one vote margin as the county seat in 1873. The community became a station of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. The community was renamed on January 25, 1877 to Lake City. Lake City was incorporated as a village and platted in 1889. [9] The village became a city in 1932.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all land.[1] Lake City derives its name from the three inland lakes in or at the edge of the town, which are Lake Missaukee, Lake Sapphire and Crooked Lake. Each is less than a mile from the other.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 61
1890 663 986.9%
1900 816 23.1%
1910 740 −9.3%
1920 582 −21.4%
1930 610 4.8%
1940 693 13.6%
1950 719 3.8%
1960 718 −0.1%
1970 704 −1.9%
1980 843 19.7%
1990 858 1.8%
2000 923 7.6%
2010 836 −9.4%
Est. 2015 843 [10] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 836 people, 337 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.2 inhabitants per square mile (307.4/km2). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 465.7 per square mile (179.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.2% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 337 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 923 people, 381 households, and 238 families residing in the city. The population density was 854.9 per square mile (330.0/km²). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 456.6 per square mile (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.72% White, 0.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population.

Lake Sapphire

There were 381 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,864, and the median income for a family was $34,286. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $19,044 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,067. About 10.7% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°20′07″N 85°12′54″W / 44.33528°N 85.21500°W / 44.33528; -85.21500