Beal City is an unincorporated community in Isabella County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes, although Beal City is not an incorporated municipality and holds no legal autonomy. The population was 357 at the 2010 census. It is in Nottawa Township within the Isabella Indian Reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council.
Beal City is 12 miles (19 km) by road northwest of Mount Pleasant, the Isabella County seat, and 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Weidman. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Beal City CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km), all land. The land drains east toward the North Branch of the Chippewa River, part of the Saginaw River watershed.
As of the census of 2000, there were 345 people, 124 households, and 91 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 86.1 per square mile (33.2/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 32.7 per square mile (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.84% White, 0.29% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.
There were 124 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $50,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,185. About 5.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.
Beal City Michigan neighborhoods include: 3rd & 4th St, Auburn, Banger / Wilder, Bangor, Banks, Baxman Rd/E Salzburg Rd, Central Bay City, Creekwood/Cardinal/Corland, Deens Lane, Fisher – Florence, Heather Ridge Golf Lakes, Kasemeyer Rd/E Fisher Rd, Killarney Beach Road, Mackensen, Marsac, Michigan/Fremont, Monitor Township, North Union, Portsmouth Twp, Reppuhn, Rueger Farms, State Park Lagoon Beach, Willow Tree Village