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Welcome to Carson City ...

The city of Carson City is located in Montcalm County<1>.


The location of Carson City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Carson City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

When the people of Carson City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carsonite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carson City has a population of 1,109 people<4> (see below for details).

Carson City is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Carson City is located in the (989) area code.

The ZIP code for Carson City: 48811<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carson City had an population of 1,109 people. This is an increase of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carson City had a population of 1,093 people. This makes Carson City the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Carson City represents 0.01% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 343rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,093 people, the population of Carson City decreased 8.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,190 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carson City.

Communities Also Named Carson City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Carson City - they are located in Mississippi and Nevada.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carson City.

Communities near Carson City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carson City.

  • Ionia
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Alma
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma is located in Gratiot County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,807 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma <7>
  • Saint Johns
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
    • Saint Johns is located in Clinton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,904 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johns <7>
  • Saint Louis
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ithaca
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ithaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca is located in Gratiot County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca <7>
  • Stanton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton is located in Montcalm County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton <7>
  • Fowler
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Edmore
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Westphalia
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Lyons
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carson City ...

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

Adding Carson City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carson City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Carson City was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Carson City in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Carson City post office opened in 1868.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Carson City.

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

The official website for Montcalm County: www.montcalm.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 Montcalm, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carson City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carson City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carson City.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Carson City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carson City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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