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Lake is a township in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Lake. For links to other places called Lake, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lake is 44.696N. The longitude is -86.151W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 635.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benzie 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 49640 ZIP code.
21% of Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake was $31,021, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,182.
Benzie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake political report.
The average commute time for Lake workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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