Sylvan Lake, MI

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Sylvan Lake Profile


Overview

Sylvan Lake is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,858 people and just one neighborhood, Sylvan Lake is the 389th largest community in Michigan.

Sylvan Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Sylvan Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Sylvan Lake is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sylvan Lake is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sylvan Lake who work in management occupations (15.50%), teaching (11.11%), and sales jobs (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Sylvan Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Sylvan Lake has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Sylvan Lake is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Sylvan Lake, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.93% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Sylvan Lake is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Sylvan Lake Demographics

If knowledge is power, Sylvan Lake is a pretty powerful place. 56.72% of the adults in Sylvan Lake have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Sylvan Lake in 2018 was $65,453, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,812 for a family of four.

The people who call Sylvan Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sylvan Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sylvan Lake include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sylvan Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Sylvan Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Whitman Elementary School
125 W Montcalm St
Pontiac, MI 48342
KG-06
Pontiac Middle School
1275 North Perry St
Pontiac, MI 48340
06-08
Pontiac High School
1051 Arlene Ave
Pontiac, MI 48340
09-12
Donelson Hills Elementary School
2690 Wewoka Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
KG-05
Mason Middle School
3835 West Walton Blvd
Waterford, MI 48329
06-08
Waterford Kettering High School
2800 Kettering Dr
Waterford, MI 48329
06-12
Roosevelt Elementary School
2065 Cass Lake Rd
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
PK-05
West Bloomfield High School
4925 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
09-12
Abbott Middle School
3380 Orchard Lake Rd
Orchard Lake, MI 48324
06-08
Oakland Early College School
27055 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
09-12
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

WEST BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

(10 is best)

Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 35.4% 49.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 30.1% 43.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.2% 5.2%

Educational Expenditures

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PONTIAC CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

(10 is best)

Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 80.3% 49.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 77.9% 43.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.4% 5.2%

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