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Gladwin, Michigan
City of Gladwin
Looking west along Cedar Avenue (M-18 / M-61)
Looking west along Cedar Avenue (M-18 / M-61)
Location within Gladwin County
Location within Gladwin County
Gladwin, Michigan is located in Michigan
Gladwin, Michigan
Gladwin, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Gladwin, Michigan is located in the United States
Gladwin, Michigan
Gladwin, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gladwin
Settled 1875
Incorporated 1885 (village)
1893 (city)
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Total 2.90 sq mi (7.51 km2)
 • Land 2.88 sq mi (7.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
784 ft (239 m)
 • Total 2,933
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,005.56/sq mi (388.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-32320
GNIS feature ID 0626857
Gladwin, MI city hall
Gladwin City Hall

Gladwin is a city in Gladwin County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,933 at the 2010 census. Gladwin is the county seat of Gladwin County. The city is at the southwest corner of Gladwin Township, but the two are administered autonomously.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), of which 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Gladwin, MI post office
U.S. Post Office in Gladwin
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 903
1900 775 −14.2%
1910 988 27.5%
1920 1,225 24.0%
1930 1,248 1.9%
1940 1,600 28.2%
1950 1,878 17.4%
1960 2,226 18.5%
1970 2,071 −7.0%
1980 2,479 19.7%
1990 2,682 8.2%
2000 3,001 11.9%
2010 2,933 −2.3%
2019 (est.) 2,893 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,933 people, 1,261 households, and 680 families living in the city. The population density was 1,014.9 inhabitants per square mile (391.9/km2). There were 1,421 housing units at an average density of 491.7 per square mile (189.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,261 households, of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.1% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.


Gladwin had its beginnings in 1875 during the Michigan lumber boom. Situated on the Cedar River, the city was named Cedar until it was discovered that another Michigan city shared that name. Thereafter, the city was named after the county. Gladwin county is named for Henry Gladwin, a British military commander at Detroit during Pontiac's War. The county was named in 1831 and organized in 1875.


  • M-18
  • M-61


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gladwin has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Notable people

  • 2nd Mile, Christian rock and worship band founded in Gladwin
  • Jim Kern, Major League Baseball pitcher for several team from 1974–1986
  • NF, singer and songwriter
  • Debbie Stabenow, politician and current member of the United States Senate

See also

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