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Mancelona, Michigan
Village of Mancelona
Location within Antrim County
Location within Antrim County
Country United States
State Michigan
County Antrim
Township Mancelona
Incorporated 1889
 • Type Village council
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,125 ft (343 m)
 • Total 1,390
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,361.91/sq mi (525.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-50620
GNIS feature ID 0631374

Mancelona is a village in Antrim County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,390 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Mancelona Township. Mancelona is probably best known for its close proximity to Torch Lake, in November hosts an annual buck pole, a deer hunting contest that has drawn hunters from across the State. Additionally, Mancelona is popular due to its central location between Traverse City and Petoskey also being near many tourist areas like Bellaire, Alden, Jordan River Valley, as well as hosting the annual "Bass Festival", a four-day event featuring a Grand Parade, carnival, flea market, and other community activities. The Bass Festival is held the first weekend in June.


See also: History of Northern Michigan

Mancelona Andress, daughter of Perry Andress, was born March 28, 1865 in Missouri. She came to the Mancelona area in 1869, when she was four years old. Her father was the first settler to locate at the site of the town.The township, and later, the village of Mancelona, took its name from her. In 1871 the Township was authorized by the Legislature in Antrim County. People came first primarily to farm. In 1872 the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad arrive opening up the Village to southern and northern trade centers. In 1882 a John Otis built a blast furnace in the unincorporated village of Antrim.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land. The village is located at 44°54′08″N 85°03′39″W / 44.90222°N 85.06083°W / 44.90222; -85.06083


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 105
1890 1,205 1,047.6%
1900 1,226 1.7%
1910 1,200 −2.1%
1920 1,214 1.2%
1930 1,143 −5.8%
1940 1,173 2.6%
1950 1,000 −14.7%
1960 1,141 14.1%
1970 1,255 10.0%
1980 1,432 14.1%
1990 1,370 −4.3%
2000 1,408 2.8%
2010 1,390 −1.3%
2019 (est.) 1,366 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,390 people, 518 households, and 349 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,390.0 inhabitants per square mile (536.7/km2). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 594.0 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 1.1% Native American, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 518 households, of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder, 7.1% had a male householder, and 32.6% were other-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the village was 34.1 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.


Mancelona Public Schools operates public schools.

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