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Carson City, Michigan
Location of Carson City within Montcalm County, Michigan
Location of Carson City within Montcalm County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Montcalm
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
761 ft (232 m)
 • Total 1,093
 • Estimate 
 • Density 973.71/sq mi (375.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-13600
GNIS feature ID 0622795

Carson City is a city in Montcalm County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,093 at the 2010 census.

Carson City was first platted in 1866 on land owned by R. M. Abbott, Delia Miner, and Hiram T. Sherman and recorded in 1871. The first lot was sold to Thomas Scott and two nephews, John and Thomas LaDue in 1867. With the corporate name Scott & LaDue, they built a sawmill in 1868 and a grist mill in 1870. The post office from North Shade in Gratiot County was transferred to this location on August 3, 1868, with Hiram T. Sherman as the first postmaster. The name Carson City was given to the post office by Thomas Scott, who had been in Carson City, Nevada, during the gold and silver mining boom days. Carson City incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1960. The first mayor of Carson City was John T Hallett.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), of which 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 709
1890 921 29.9%
1900 906 −1.6%
1910 808 −10.8%
1920 973 20.4%
1930 972 −0.1%
1940 1,112 14.4%
1950 1,168 5.0%
1960 1,201 2.8%
1970 1,217 1.3%
1980 1,229 1.0%
1990 1,158 −5.8%
2000 1,190 2.8%
2010 1,093 −8.2%
2019 (est.) 1,111 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,093 people, 451 households, and 271 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.0 inhabitants per square mile (405.8/km2). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 501.0 per square mile (193.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 451 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.7% male and 56.3% female.


The Carson City post office, with ZIP code 48811, serves most of Bloomer Township and southern portions of Crystal Township in Montcalm County and the western portions of North Shade Township and southwestern New Haven Township in Gratiot County.

The nearest airport is Mayes Airport, a privately-owned airport located about 4.3 miles (6.9 km) away.


The city is served by the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, which operates a lower elementary school, a combined upper elementary-middle school and a high school. Its mascot is the eagle.

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