Skidway Lake, Michigan

Skidway Lake is an unincorporated community in Ogemaw County, Michigan, United States. It is a Census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes. The population was 3,147 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.2 km²), of which, 11.3 square miles (29.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (2.91%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,147 people, 1,326 households, and 883 families residing in the community. The population density was 277.8 per square mile (107.2/km²). There were 2,562 housing units at an average density of 226.2/sq mi (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 95.68% White, 0.35% African American, 1.68% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 1,326 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the community the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $20,806, and the median income for a family was $24,637. Males had a median income of $24,659 versus $15,850 for females. The per capita income for the community was $11,405. About 20.4% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.


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