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Blue Lake is a township in Kalkaska County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Blue Lake. For links to other places called Blue Lake, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Blue Lake is 44.812N. The longitude is -84.908W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,371 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 428.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blue Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalkaska County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49659 ZIP code.
26% of Blue Lake residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blue Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blue Lake was $20,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Blue Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blue Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $668.
Kalkaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blue Lake political report.
The average commute time for Blue Lake workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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