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Sylvan Lake is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,720 at the 2010 census. As a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Sylvan Lake is about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of the city of Detroit. The city also shares a northeastern border with the city of Pontiac.
With a land area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), Sylvan Lake is the fourth-smallest city by land area in the state after Clarkston, Petersburg, and Keego Harbor. Sylvan Lake borders Keego Harbor on the west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), of which 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) (37.8%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,720 people, 809 households, and 474 families living in the city. The population density was 3,372.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,302.1/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 1,694.1 per square mile (654.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 2.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races.