Facts & Figures

Located at the southwest corner of Antrim County, Elk Rapids sits between East Grand Traverse Bay and Elk Lake. An easy drive to the state’s largest cities, Elk Rapids is far enough away to provide a relaxing, rural atmosphere. Featuring all of the quaintness and charm you’d expect from a small town, it’s the perfect place to visit or settle down.

Total Population: 2,223 

Male: 1,051 
Female: 1,172 

Median age (years): 53.4 

16 years and over: 1,870 
18 years and over: 1,818 
21 years and over: 1,759 
62 years and over: 792 
65 years and over: 665 

Total Households: 1,055 
Family households: 675 
With children under 18 years: 204 

Total Housing Units: 1,673 
Occupied housing units: 1,055 
Vacant housing units: 618 
For rent: 81 
Rented, not occupied: 1 
For sale only: 34 
Sold, not occupied: 7 
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use: 456 
All other vacancies: 39 

*Data provided by 2010 U.S. Census at American FactFinder.  

Elk Rapids Zoning Map

Elk Rapids Climate** 

Average July temperatures:  

Average High: 85 degrees F 
Average Low: 65 degrees F 
Average Median: 75 degrees F 

Average January temperatures: 

Average High: 34 degrees F 
Average Low: 18 degrees F 
Average Median: 25.99 degrees F 

Average annual snowfall+: 152.4 inches  

**Data provided by Midwest Regional Climate Center. 
+Data provided by Antrim County Road Commission.  

Housing: price of homes sold in 2014++ 

Elk Rapids School District (Antrim and Grand Traverse counties): 

High - $1,200,000 
Low - $48,800 
Average - $304,165 

Average Home Prices by County 

Antrim - $237,563 
Benzie – $198,488 
Grand Traverse - $219,771 
Kalkaska - $117,075 
Leelanau - $356,238 

++Data provided by Traverse Area Association of Realtors.  
Travel From Elk Rapids 
Distance to Detroit: 250 miles 
Distance to Chicago: 340 miles 
Distance to Cleveland: 410 miles 
Distance to Grand Rapids: 180 miles 
Main Highways: M32, M66, M88, US 31, US 131