About This Place
Keego Harbor is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,970 at the 2010 census. The city originated as a real estate investment and planned resort established by Pontiac lawyer Joseph E. Sawyer circa 1900. The name Keego is said to mean "big fish" in an Indian language. There is no harbor associated with Keego Harbor, but the community lies along Cass Lake, one of the lakes that make up the lakes district of western Oakland County, an area renowned for its water recreation resources.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,769 people, 1,223 households, and 664 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,388.9 per square mile (2,096.3/km²). There were 1,317 housing units at an average density of 2,563.1 per square mile (997.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.08% White, 0.61% African American, 1.16% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.37% of the population.
There were 1,223 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.07.