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Fife Lake is a township in Grand Traverse County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Fife Lake. For links to other places called Fife Lake, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fife Lake is 44.555N. The longitude is -85.395W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,073 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,517.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fife Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grand Traverse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49649 ZIP code.
22% of Fife Lake residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fife Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fife Lake was $18,739, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Fife Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fife Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.
Grand Traverse County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fife Lake political report.
The average commute time for Fife Lake workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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