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Lakeview, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Lakeview within Moncalm County, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°26′47″N 85°16′27″W / 43.44639°N 85.27417°W / 43.44639; -85.27417Coordinates: 43°26′47″N 85°16′27″W / 43.44639°N 85.27417°W / 43.44639; -85.27417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montcalm
 - Total 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 - Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,112
 - Density 707.2/sq mi (273.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48850
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-45240[1]
GNIS feature ID 630046[2]

Lakeview is a village in Cato Township in Montcalm County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,112 at the 2000 census. The village is within Cato Township.



Lakeview was first settled in 1858 and platted in 1867 by Albert S. French, a settler from New York. It had been a Native American camp site. French named it for its location on the west side of Tamarack Lake. A post office was established on October 7, 1867, with Hiram S. Barton as its first postmaster. It was a station on the Chicago, Saginaw and Canada Railroad in 1879.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (17.37%) is water.

The Lakeview post office, with ZIP code 48850, serves most of Cato Township as well as part of Belvidere Township to the east, Douglass Township to the southeast, Pine Township to the south, and Winfield Township to the west. It also serves a large portion of Hinton Township to the north and Millbrook Township to the northeast in Mecosta County.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,112 people, 396 households, and 287 families residing in the village. The population density was 707.2 per square mile (273.5/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 287.4/sq mi (111.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 0.09% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

There were 396 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,611, and the median income for a family was $38,594. Males had a median income of $28,681 versus $22,955 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,154. About 9.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Lakeview, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.  
  4. ^ ZCTA Reference Map for 48850, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census


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