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Manistee, Michigan
(Manistee County)

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The location of Manistee

Welcome to Manistee ...

The city of Manistee is located in Manistee County and is the County Seat for Manistee County.

The location of Manistee has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Manistee has a population of 6,107 people<2> (see below for details).

Manistee was established in 1841.

The community of Manistee is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Manistee is located in the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Manistee: 49660<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manistee had a population of 6,226 people (or 25.17% of the total population of Manistee County). This makes Manistee the county's most populous community.

The population of Manistee represents 0.06% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,226 people, the population of Manistee decreased 5.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,586 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Manistee had an population of 6,107 people. This is a decrease of 1.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manistee.

Communities near Manistee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Manistee and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Arcadia   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bear Lake   [Map]   280   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brethren   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elm Flats - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fountain   [Map]   196   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Manistee.

Communities Also Named Manistee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Manistee: This one is located in Manistee County and the other is located in Marquette County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 3 communities that are also named Manistee - they are located in Alabama and Louisiana.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manistee. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manistee. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manistee. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Manistee:

Websites for Manistee ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manistee ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Manistee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manistee:

The official website for Manistee County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manistee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manistee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Manistee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Manistee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manistee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manistee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manistee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manistee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2447, Longitude: -86.3265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manistee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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