The City of Imlay City


Our community is a great place in which to live, work, conduct business and play.  Imlay City is centrally located off I-69 and M-53 with major cities like Detroit, Port Huron, and Flint just a short drive away.

Imlay City is rich with agriculture and industrial business.  We have a historic downtown district, historic homes, farmland, industrial complex and wildlife.  Within the area we have many recreational activities to offer such as golfing, swimming, hiking, biking and fishing to name a few.
Community events and festival such as the weekly Farmers' Market, Summer Concert and Movie Series, the Annual Blueberry Festival, the Eastern Michigan Fair and the Woods N' Water Show, attract thousands to the region while offering the community of Imlay City gathering places and entertainment.  Visit our Events & Calendar page for more information regarding events sponsored by the Imlay City DDA.  The Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce also sponsors a multitude of events which are described at their website.

Community Profile

The City of Imlay City encompasses an area of 2.7 square miles within Lapeer County in Michigan’s Thumb Region. Imlay City is located approximately 52 miles north of the City of Detroit, 30 miles east of Flint and 36 miles west of Port Huron and the Canadian border. We are located just north of Interstate 69, and are also serviced by two state highways. M-21 passes east-west at the northern edge of the city, and M-53 (Van Dyke) runs north-south through the city.

We possess a great deal of history, including our early days as a major stop on the railway, to the growth and inception of M-53 as the "new" main street for Imlay City commerce.

We boast a stable economy including commercial, industrial, and professional services. Excellent public schools combine with a plethora of affordable housing opportunities to make Imlay City an even more desirable place to call home.

Our quaint downtown offers a pleasant rendition of the early 1900’s, allowing visitor’s to leave the hustle and bustle of present day city life behind for a while.

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Imlay City Demographics

2010 Census Information
(Unless Otherwise Stated)
City of Imlay City Population         3,597
County of Lapeer                        88,319
Number of Households                  1,356
Average Household Size                  2.64
Median Household Income          $24,287
(American Community Survey)
For a detailed listing of census information regarding Imlay City, please visit the Untied State Census 2010 page by clicking here.
For a detailed listing regarding economic and housing statistics in Imlay City please visit the United States' Census American FactFinder page by clicking here.

Traffic Counts

Location, Location, Location
Imlay City is located just north of I-69, 30 miles east of flint and 36 miles west of Port Huron and the Canadian border.  Running north and south through Imlay city is M-53 (Van Dyke) which connects Michigan's "Thumb" region to metropolitan Detroit.
Thousands of commuters travel M-53 and I-69 each day making Imlay City's location prime.
For a listing of Imlay City traffic counts, please click here.

Imlay City Industries

Imlay City Industrial Park

The Imlay City community boasts a unique blend of commercial, residential and industrial properties. The Imlay City Industrial Park, located within the Downtown District, is located on Industrial Parkway just east of M-53 and north of I-69.  Imlay City is along the Next Michigan International Trade Corridor.

The Imlay City Industrial Park maintains the following attributes:

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority is assisted by the Lapeer Development Corporation in offering the following economic development incentives for industries:
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Imlay City Revolving Loan Fund
  • Industrial Development Tax Abatements
  • Building & Site Assistance (Lapeer County Industrial Directory, Lapeer County Profile, Manufacturing & Benefit Survey)
  • Job Training
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Companies within the Industrial Park:

Die Tech Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.
VinTech Industries Inc.
Willenborg Associates, Inc.
Gallop Brush
Pavement Maintenance Specialists
Industrial Automated Design

Contact Lorrelei Natke for more information (810) 724-2135 or email.