Bear Lake, Michigan Population 2021

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Bear Lake is a city located in Manistee County Michigan. Bear Lake has a 2020 population of 713. Bear Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.28% annually and its population has increased by 7.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 661 in 2010. Bear Lake reached it's highest population of 713 in 2021.

The average household income in Bear Lake is $51,996 with a poverty rate of 22.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $694 per month, and the median house value is $115,100. The median age in Bear Lake is 59.7 years, 60.4 years for males, and 59.2 years for females.

Bear Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bear Lake was:

  • White: 98.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bear Lake, Michigan is 713 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 686.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 661.

Bear Lake, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61198.07%
Two or More Races81.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.64%
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Bear Lake Population by Race

Bear Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Bear Lake Median Age

59.7


Total

60.4


Male

59.2


Female

Bear Lake Adults

There are 556 adults, (216 of whom are seniors) in Bear Lake.

Bear Lake Age Dependency

83.2

Age Dependency Ratio

63.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Lake Sex Ratio

Female

289

46.39%

Male

334

53.61%

Bear Lake Population by Age

Bear Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bear Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.6%3.4%
All91.4%8.6%
Non Family89%11%
Male87%13%
Female79.4%20.6%

91.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bear Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3032.0691.4
Married1462.4596.6
Non Family1001.1989
Female342.3879.4
Male232.8787

2.4

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

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Bear Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade193.59%
9th to 12th Grade458.51%
High School Graduate20939.51%
Some College12724.01%
Associates Degree438.13%
Bachelors Degree478.88%
Graduate Degree397.37%
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Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White52046084
Native American4
Hispanic33
2+ Races222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,688$30,357$22,969
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$22,708$30,729$19,375
Some College$27,917$24,286$29,375
Bachelors Degree$24,000$$
Graduate Degree$65,714$$66,250

$24,688

Average Earnings

$30,357

Average Male

$22,969

Average Female

Bear Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Lake Language by Age

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Bear Lake Language

95.25% of Bear Lake residents speak only English, while 4.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.45% of the population.

Bear Lake Language

Bear Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60813221.71%
Multiple8675.00%
Native44100.00%

22.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.16%

Male Poverty Rate

23.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake is White, with 21.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.74%.

Bear Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.06%
Some College23.53%
High School22.49%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%

Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed5.77%
Female Employed0.00%

Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,729$51,996
Families$50,521$56,636
Married Families$56,667-
Non Families$35,313$40,241
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Income by Household Type

Bear Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Bear Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Bear Lake Marital Status by Race

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Bear Lake Marital Status

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83

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam46
First Gulf War7
World War II6
Korea5
Second Gulf War3

Bear Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7427
75+26
55 to 6426
35 to 544
18 to 34

Bear Lake Veterans by Age

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Bear Lake Veterans by Race

Bear Lake Veterans by Education

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16.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Lake Veterans by Education

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37.5%

Labor Force Participation

34.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Lake Employment by Age

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Bear Lake Employment by Race

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Bear Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.22%

Born in Bear Lake

97.27%

Native Born

2.73%

Foreign Born

0.96%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.27% of Bear Lake residents were born in the United States, with 81.22% having been born in Michigan. 0.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bear Lake Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171391.28%
202070491.29%
201969591.31%
201868691.33%
2017677121.80%
20166650.00%
2015665-5-0.75%
201467030.45%
201366781.21%
2012659-3-0.45%
201166210.15%
20106610.00%

Bear Lake Population by Year