Twin Lake, Michigan

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Twin Lake is an unincorporated community in Muskegon County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes. Local government services are provided by Dalton Township. As of the 2000 census, the community population was 1,613. It is the home of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Gerber Scout Reservation and Owasippe Scout Reservation.

The Twin Lake CDP includes only the areas surrounding the Twin Lakes and the nearby North Lake and West Lakes in the northeast corner of Dalton Township.[3] The Twin Lake ZIP code 49457 serves a much larger area, including much of northern and eastern Dalton Township, most of Cedar Creek Township to the east, parts of northern Egelston Township and Muskegon Township to the south, much of Blue Lake Township to the north and the southwest corner of Holton Township.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (17.93%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,613 people, 593 households, and 472 families residing in the community. The population density was 677.4 per square mile (261.7/km²). There were 688 housing units at an average density of 288.9/sq mi (111.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 95.47% White, 0.56% African American, 1.67% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 593 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.02.

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