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Lapeer is a city in Lapeer County, in the Detroit metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from French for "the stone"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Lapeer. For links to other places called Lapeer, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lapeer is 43.051N. The longitude is -83.318W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,343.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lapeer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lapeer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48446 ZIP code.
26% of Lapeer residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lapeer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lapeer was $16,608, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Lapeer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lapeer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $468. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $882.
Libraries in Lapeer include Elba Branch Library, Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lapeer include Lapeer County Press
Lapeer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lapeer political report.
The average commute time for Lapeer workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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