Canadian Lakes, Michigan

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Canadian Lakes is an unincorporated resort community in Mecosta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The area is mostly within the southwest portion of Morton Township, southwest of Mecosta and east of Stanwood.

For statistical reporting, the U.S. Census Bureau has defined a census-designated place (CDP) with the same name. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 1,922. The area defined by the CDP includes small portions in eastern Austin Township.[3]

Most of the area is served by the Stanwood ZIP code 49346,[4] although "Canadian Lakes, Michigan", is an acceptable name for mail delivery by the post office.[5] Small portions of the area defined by the CDP are served by other postal delivery areas. A small portion in the southern area of the CDP along the Little Muskegon River is served by the Lakeview ZIP code, 48850.[6] A small area i the eastern part of the CDP is served by the Mecosta ZIP code, 49332.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²), of which, 9.5 square miles (24.6 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (10.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,922 people, 923 households, and 726 families residing in the community. The population density was 202.3 per square mile (78.1/km²). There were 1,624 housing units at an average density of 171.0/sq mi (66.0/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 97.81% White, 0.52% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 923 households out of which 10.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.32.

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