Lakeview, Michigan

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Lakeview is a village in Cato Township in Montcalm County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,112 at the 2000 census. The village is within Cato Township.



Lakeview was first settled in 1858 and platted in 1867 by Albert S. French, a settler from New York. It had been a Native American camp site. French named it for its location on the west side of Tamarack Lake. A post office was established on October 7, 1867, with Hiram S. Barton as its first postmaster. It was a station on the Chicago, Saginaw and Canada Railroad in 1879.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (17.37%) is water.

The Lakeview post office, with ZIP code 48850, serves most of Cato Township as well as part of Belvidere Township to the east, Douglass Township to the southeast, Pine Township to the south, and Winfield Township to the west. It also serves a large portion of Hinton Township to the north and Millbrook Township to the northeast in Mecosta County.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,112 people, 396 households, and 287 families residing in the village. The population density was 707.2 per square mile (273.5/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 287.4/sq mi (111.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 0.09% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

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