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Welcome to Elk Rapids ...

The village of Elk Rapids is located in Antrim County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Elk Rapids: Elk Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elk Rapids has a population of 1,620 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Elk Rapids is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Elk Rapids is located in the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Elk Rapids: 49629<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elk Rapids had an population of 1,620 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Rapids had a population of 1,642 people (or 6.96% of the total population of Antrim County). This makes Elk Rapids the county's most populous community.

The population of Elk Rapids represents 0.02% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 285th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,642 people, the population of Elk Rapids decreased 3.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,700 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Rapids.

Communities near Elk Rapids ...

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

  • Traverse City [Grand Traverse County]
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    • Traverse City [Grand Traverse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Elk Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traverse City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traverse City<6>
  • Kalkaska [Kalkaska County]
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    • Kalkaska [Kalkaska County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Elk Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kalkaska have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalkaska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalkaska<6>
  • Mancelona [Antrim County]
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    • Mancelona [Antrim County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Elk Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,375 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mancelona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancelona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mancelona<6>
  • Bellaire [Antrim County]
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    • Bellaire [Antrim County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,068 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Central Lake [Antrim County]
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      • Central Lake [Antrim County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Elk Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central Lake<6>
    • Suttons Bay [Leelanau County]
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      • Suttons Bay [Leelanau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suttons Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttons Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suttons Bay<6>
    • Northport [Leelanau County]
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      • Northport [Leelanau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Elk Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<6>
    • Angel [Grand Traverse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel
      • Angel [Grand Traverse County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Elk Rapids
      • Angel has also been known as:
      • Angel Station
      • Angell Station
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    • Mapleton [Grand Traverse County]
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      • Mapleton [Grand Traverse County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Elk Rapids
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    • Old Mission [Grand Traverse County]

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 Elk Rapids. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elk Rapids.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk Rapids. 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 Elk Rapids.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Rapids. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elk Rapids.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Rapids ...

Looking for more information about Elk Rapids? 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 Elk Rapids, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk Rapids.

Adding Elk Rapids to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elk Rapids 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 Elk Rapids was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Mentions & References for Elk Rapids

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About Antrim County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elk Rapids. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Antrim County: www.antrimcounty.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Antrim, 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 Elk Rapids.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Rapids - 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 Elk Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elk Rapids 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elk Rapids) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk RapidsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8986, Longitude: -85.4095    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.

 

 

 

 

 


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