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Hubbard Lake, Michigan
Location within Alcona County
Location within Alcona County
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Coordinates: 44°45′35″N 83°33′32″W / 44.75972°N 83.55889°W / 44.75972; -83.55889Coordinates: 44°45′35″N 83°33′32″W / 44.75972°N 83.55889°W / 44.75972; -83.55889
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alcona
Townships Alcona, Caledonia, and Hawes
 • Total 22.5 sq mi (58.4 km2)
 • Land 8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)
 • Water 13.8 sq mi (35.8 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total 1,002
 • Density 115/sq mi (44.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48762 (Spruce)
49747 (Hubbard Lake)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-39634
GNIS feature ID 1852243

Hubbard Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Alcona County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,002 at the 2010 census. Hubbard Lake occupies portions of Alcona, Caledonia, and Hawes township surrounding Hubbard Lake.


The CDP includes a couple of named unincorporated communities along the lake:

  • Backus Beach is in Hawes Township at the southeast end of the lake at 44°45′36″N 83°32′46″W / 44.76000°N 83.54611°W / 44.76000; -83.54611 with an elevation of 728 feet (222 m). The settlement is named for settler Austin Backus, who built a hotel on the south side of the lake and helped make the area a popular resort.
  • Larson Beach is in Alcona Township on eastern shore of Hubbard Lake at 44°48′03″N 83°31′25″W / 44.80083°N 83.52361°W / 44.80083; -83.52361 and an elevation of 720 feet (220 m) above sea level.


  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58.4 km2), of which 8.7 square miles (22.6 km2) is land and 13.8 square miles (35.8 km2), or 61.27%, is water. It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

It is located just east of the famous Pine Hill Hunting Club.


As of the census of 2000, there were 993 people, 491 households, and 341 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 112.1 per square mile (43.3/km2). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 159.1/sq mi (61.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.89% White, 0.20% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 491 households, out of which 11.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.38.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 9.9% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 14.2% from 25 to 44, 38.0% from 45 to 64, and 34.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,611, and the median income for a family was $41,827. Males had a median income of $32,250 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,550. About 4.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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