This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Spring Lake has a very low population density. Spring Lake is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Spring Lake, MI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Spring Lake has a population density of 2,357, with 2,498 current residents.
Out of the 2,498 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 60% of the residents are married and 40% are single.
- 44% Sun
- 32% Rain
- 67% Snow
50°F average temperature
- 48 years Median home age
- $111,770 Median home price
- -9.79% Home appreciation rate
- 11.15% Annual property tax
As for living in Spring Lake, the air quality is 30% and the weather, on average, is 44% sunny, 32% rainy, and 67% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Spring Lake, you should know that 62.9% of homes are owned while 20.4% of homes are rented, and 16.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $111,770, the median age of homes is 48 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.79% and the annual property tax is 11.15%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)1
When looking at the community of Spring Lake, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Spring Lake’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Spring Lake is 47 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 37.23% Democratic, 61.03% Republican, and 1.74% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Spring Lake, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.60% of residents are unemployed in Spring Lake (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Spring Lake residents: 15.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 25.24% are in the arts and sciences field, 11.7% are in the customer service field, 24.2% are in the sales field, 0.70% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.30%, 8.45% of residents have an associate’s degree, 22.54% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.79% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Spring Lake, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Spring Lake have a few different options. 89% of commuters use their own cars, 5% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.