Sylvan Lake, Michigan

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Sylvan Lake is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,735 at the 2000 census. It borders Pontiac, the county seat, northeast.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (34.57%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,735 people, 826 households, and 465 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,305.8 per square mile (1,288.2/km²). There were 855 housing units at an average density of 1,629.1/sq mi (634.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.39% White, 1.21% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.81% Asian, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 826 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,875, and the median income for a family was $90,931. Males had a median income of $70,526 versus $45,341 for females. The per capita income for the city was $48,744. About 0.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.


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Coordinates: 42°36′41″N 83°19′43″W / 42.61139°N 83.32861°W / 42.61139; -83.32861

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