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Baldwin, Michigan

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Welcome to Baldwin ...

The village of Baldwin is located in Lake County<1> and is the County Seat for Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Baldwin has a population of 1,074 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Baldwin.

Baldwin is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Baldwin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Baldwin is within the boundaries of the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Baldwin: 49304<4>

Websites for Baldwin ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baldwin had an population of 1,074 people. This is a decrease of 11.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baldwin had a population of 1,208 people (which is 10.47% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Baldwin the county's most populous community.

The population of Baldwin represents 0.01% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 330th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,208 people, the population of Baldwin increased 9.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,107 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Baldwin.

Adding Baldwin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Baldwin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Baldwin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Baldwin on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baldwin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Baldwin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Baldwin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baldwin.

Communities near Baldwin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Baldwin.

  • Reed City [Osceola County]
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    • Reed City [Osceola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Baldwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,374 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reed City<7>
  • Luther [Lake County]
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    • Luther [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Baldwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luther<7>
  • Custer [Mason County]
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    • Custer [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Baldwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Former names for Custer:
    • Black Creek
    • Ferryville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<7>
  • Walkerville [Oceana County]
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    • Walkerville [Oceana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Baldwin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkerville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fountain [Mason County]
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      • Fountain [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Baldwin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain<7>
    • Nirvana [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nirvana
      • Nirvana [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Baldwin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nirvana
    • Carr [Mason County]
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      • Carr [Mason County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Baldwin
      • Carr has also been known as:
      • Carr Settlement
      • McCumber Settlement
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    • Bitely [Newaygo County]
    • Chase [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
      • Chase [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Baldwin
      • Former names for Chase:
      • Green Dell
      • Grendale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase<7>
    • Peacock [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
      • Peacock [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Baldwin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baldwin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baldwin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baldwin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baldwin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baldwin. See our Newspapers Page for Baldwin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baldwin ...

Looking for more information about Baldwin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baldwin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baldwin.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baldwin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baldwin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Baldwin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baldwin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baldwin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baldwin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaldwinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baldwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9009, Longitude: -85.8509    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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