Lapeer County Real Estate Information

One of the core counties in the Detroit metropolitan area, Lapeer County, Michigan, is a growing city in the Great Lakes region. It is home to a population estimated in 2008 to be around 91,000, up from the 2000 census figure of around 88,000. The county seat is the city that shares its name, Lapeer. 

Lapeer County was created on September 18, 1822, and was further organized on February 2, 1835. It name comes from the French word "la pierre," which means "flint" or "flint stone," and the Flint River passes through the county. The county is about 50 miles north of Detroit and about 20 miles from Flint. The county makes up an area of around 663 square miles.

Residents living in Lapeer County in 2000 were found to have a median annual household income of around $52,000. The county has three major cities: Lapeer and Imlay City, and and Brown City, which is actually only partially located here and most of its area lies within Sanilac County. Additionally, there are seven villages and more than a dozen unincorporated communities. Lapeer Regional Hospital provides the majority of emergency medical services and attention to residents. 

Public education in the county is provided by the Lapeer Community Schools, which includes seven elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools. Private schools include St Paul Lutheran School, Bishop Kelley Catholic School and Montessori Children's Center. Media is provided by the Henry Stephens Memorial Library, while history of the area can be gleaned from a visit to the William Peter Mansion or Currier House. Parks include General Squier Park, site of the Mill Race Water park, Torzewski County Park, home to the Wetlands water park, and Anrook Park, Rotary Park, Cramton Park and Audubon Park. The city annually celebrates the Lapeer Days Festival in August, which has been celebrated since 1901.