Indian River, Michigan

Indian River, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Indian River, Michigan
settlement_type = CDP
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map_caption = Location of Indian River, Michigan

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Cheboygan

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area_total_km2 = 52.7
area_land_km2 = 33.3
area_water_km2 = 19.4
area_total_sq_mi = 20.3
area_land_sq_mi = 12.8
area_water_sq_mi = 7.5

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2008
population_density_km2 = 60.4
population_density_sq_mi = 156.4

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 186
elevation_ft = 610
latd = 45 |latm = 24 |lats = 45 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 36 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
coordinates_type = region:US-MI_type:city_source:GNIS

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 49749 (Indian River),
49799 (Wolverine)
area_code = 231
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-40480GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0629015 [gnis|0629015]
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Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and is not legally recognized as a municipality. The population was 2,008 at the 2000 census.

Because it is not an incorporated municipality, the boundaries were defined by the U.S. Census Bureau in consultation with local organizations and officials. However, the area included within the CDP may not exactly correspond with the area which locals recognize by that name. The CDP includes the eastern portion of Tuscarora Township and the western part of Koehler Township. [ [ Indian River CDP, Michigan - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census] The Indian River ZIP code 49749 includes most of the CDP as well additional areas of both Tuscarora and Koehler townships and portions of Burt Township, Mullett Township, and Aloha Township to the north and Mentor Township and Ellis Township to the south. [ [ 49749 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census] The southeast portion of the CDP is served by the Wolverine ZIP code 49799. [ [ 49799 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census]

Indian River is situated at the point where the Sturgeon River flows into Burt Lake and where the Indian River flows out of Burt Lake into Mullett Lake. I-75 passes though the area with two interchanges nearby. Mackinaw City and the Mackinac Bridge are about 25 miles to the north and Gaylord is 28 miles to the south. Cheboygan is about 21 miles to the northeast on M-27. M-68 connects with US 31 at Alanson, 11 miles to the west and with M-33 about 9 miles to the east. The Indian River provides a navigable channel between Burt and Mullett lakes.

Burt Lake State Park is included within the CDP and the park, which draws a large number of tourists each year, assists the local economy, part of which is reliant on the influx of summer travelers who take part in the watersports, camping facilities, and other attractions around Indian River.

Located on Burt Lake is the YMCA camp; Camp Al-Gon-Quian.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.3 square miles (52.7 km²), of which, 12.8 square miles (33.3 km²) of it is land and 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²) of it (36.84%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,008 people, 929 households, and 614 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 156.4 per square mile (60.4/km²). There were 1,586 housing units at an average density of 123.5/sq mi (47.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.16% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 929 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,854, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $40,139 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,191. About 5.5% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ Indian River Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Indian River site] , provided by the "Straitsland Resorter"
* " [ Straitsland Resorter] ", Indian River newspaper

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