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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 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.

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

River Street Easter
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.

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