Bear Lake, Michigan Population 2024

231

Bear Lake is a city located in Kalkaska County Michigan. Bear Lake has a 2024 population of 231. Bear Lake is currently declining at a rate of -13.16% annually and its population has decreased by -37.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 371 in 2020.

The average household income in Bear Lake is $59,885 with a poverty rate of 13.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bear Lake is 65.2 years, 66.2 years for males, and 63.7 years for females.

Bear Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 91.36%
  • Native American: 3.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
40.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.74% (-140)
The current population of Bear Lake, Michigan is 231 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 371.

Bear Lake, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27591.36%
Native American103.32%
Two or more races92.99%
Other race72.33%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bear Lake Population by Race

Bear Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Bear Lake Median Age

65.2

Total

66.2

Male

63.7

Female

Bear Lake Adults

There are 287 adults, (152 of whom are seniors) in Bear Lake.

Bear Lake Age Dependency

123

Age Dependency Ratio

112.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Lake Sex Ratio

Female16454.49%
Male13745.51%

Bear Lake Population by Age

Bear Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1641.8492.17.9
Married942.0394.75.3
Non Family561.1891.18.9
Female122.757525
Male25.51000

2.06

Average Family Size

1.84

Average Household Size

92.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bear Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41.39%
9th to 12th Grade93.14%
High School Graduate12443.21%
Some College7124.74%
Associates Degree175.92%
Bachelors Degree4214.63%
Graduate Degree206.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White26125556
Native American10100
2+ Races996
Other Race700
Hispanic700

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 66.67%.

Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$26,563$28,438$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,750$28,750$28,750
Some College$2,499$18,750$2,499
Bachelors Degree$30,865$30,673$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$26,563

Average Earnings

$28,438

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Bear Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bear Lake Language

96.93% of Bear Lake residents speak only English, while 3.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Bear Lake Language

Bear Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2754014.55%

13.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.76%

Male Poverty Rate

17.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake is White, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear Lake is White, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.39%.

Bear Lake Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.94%
Some College15.91%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed54.55%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,286$59,885
Families$56,786$64,581
Married Families$68,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,750$44,566

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bear Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.4%

Male Marriage Rate

63.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bear Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Bear Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bear Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

26

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam17
Korea4
First Gulf War2
World War II2
Second Gulf War0

Bear Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+13
65 to 747
55 to 646
18 to 340
35 to 540

Bear Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White269.96%

Bear Lake Veterans by Race

Bear Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

76.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

32.1%

Labor Force Participation

28.2%

Employment Rate

12%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bear Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bear Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.4%

Born in Bear Lake

96.35%

Native Born

3.65%

Foreign Born

2.33%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.35% of Bear Lake residents were born in the United States, with 79.4% having been born in Michigan. 2.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bear Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024231-35-13.16%
2023266-35-11.63%
2022301-57-15.92%
2021358-13-3.5%
202037130.82%
2019368-28-7.07%
2018396-26-6.16%
2017422276.84%
2016395256.76%
2015370133.64%
2014357329.85%
2013325-25-7.14%
2012350-9-2.51%
2011359329.79%
201032700%

Bear Lake Population by Year