Lake is a very small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,880 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake is the 242nd largest community in Michigan.
Lake is a blue-collar town, with 42.17% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake who work in sales jobs (9.59%), office and administrative support (8.73%), and personal care services (8.00%).
Another notable thing is that Lake is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lake is worth considering.
One downside of living in Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake, the average commute to work is 34.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Lake have a very low rate of college education: just 7.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Lake in 2010 was $20,773, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,092 for a family of four.
The people who call Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake include Irish, English, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.