Skidway Lake, Michigan

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Skidway Lake, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Location of Skidway Lake, Michigan
Location of Skidway Lake, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°11′0″N 84°2′7″W / 44.18333°N 84.03528°W / 44.18333; -84.03528Coordinates: 44°11′0″N 84°2′7″W / 44.18333°N 84.03528°W / 44.18333; -84.03528
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ogemaw
 • Total 11.7 sq mi (30.2 km2)
 • Land 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,392
 • Density 277.8/sq mi (107.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48756 (Prescott)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-74200[1]
GNIS feature ID 0638056[2]

Skidway Lake is an unincorporated community in Mills Township of Ogemaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes but does not have any status as a separate municipal government. The population was 3,147 at the 2000 Census and 3,392 at the 2010 Census. A summer post office operated at Skidmore Lake from 1959–1962 and from 1963-1999.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30 km2), of which 11.3 square miles (29 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (2.91%) is water.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,326 households, and 883 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 277.8 per square mile (107.2/km²). There were 2,562 housing units at an average density of 226.2 per square mile (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.68% White, 0.35% African American, 1.68% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 1,326 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,806, and the median income for a family was $24,637. Males had a median income of $24,659 versus $15,850 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,405. About 20.4% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.