Community Services & Demographics for Manistee, Michigan

Area Churches

If you're looking for a place to worship during your time in the Manistee area, click here for a sampling of churches from all demoninations.

Local Airports

Visitors to Manistee can now fly into Blacker Airport. Their brand new terminal, dedicated in 2007, features a large passenger area, viewing area and visitor lounge. PublicCharters offers airline service with a 60-minute, non-stop flight to Midway Airport in Chicago. Departures are at 8:30am Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 4pm on Sunday. Arrivals from Chicago Midway are at 7pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Read more about other nearby airports and transportation options.

Manistee County Library

The Manistee County Library is a busy place all year long. In addition to the main library on Maple Street in Manistee, they have five other locations--Wellston, Kaleva, Arcadia, Bear Lake, and Onekama. Kids love the library for their Tuesday morning Story Time. The Children's section offers books, educational toys, DVDs, CDs, and audio books. School-aged kids can get homework help at the library in a variety of subjects. You can use one of the computers or bring in your own laptop and access the internet. Other services available are tax forms, faxing, plus books on cassette, CD and MP3.

West Shore Medical Center

Located on Parkdale Avenue north of Manistee, West Shore Medical Center is a 25-bed facility that is staffed by 40 primary care and specialty physicians. Clinical services include cancer treatment, emergency and surgical care, women's and children's services, cardiopulmonary care, radiology, and home health care. Click here for other Manistee medical services.

Area Utility Providers

As you're moving into your new home, one of the most important things is getting hooked up to all your utilities. Manistee has a variety of providers for electricity, gas, phone, internet, cable/satellite and cellphones. Click here for a complete list to get you "connected" as quickly as possible.

Local Banks

Finding a bank you trust and feel comfortable with is of prime importance. Check out to find a financial institution that will get you started on setting up your new accounts. Loans, mortgages, can feel confident your money is safe and in good hands.

Manistee Demographics

General Demographics:
Square Miles - 1,280 sq. miles (543.61 sq. mi land; 737.16 sq. mi water)
Population: - 24,733 (Based on 2010 U.S. Census)

Male: - 2,808
Female: - 3,233

Race & Ethnicity
  • White - 94.16%
  • Black/African American - 1.63%
  • Native American - 1.30%
  • Asian - 0.32%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 2.61%

Median Household Income: - $35,053
Unemployment Rate: (as of July 2011) - 10.7%
Median Age: - 42
Median House or Condo value (2009) - 97,335

Cities, Villages, and Townships

  • Manistee, City
  • Bear Lake, Village
  • Copemish, Village
  • Eastlake, Village
  • Kaleva, Village
  • Onekama, Village
  • Arcadia Township
  • Bear Lake Township
  • Brown Township
  • Cleon Township
  • Dickson Township
  • Filer Charter Township
  • Manistee Township
  • Maple Grove Township
  • Marilla Township
  • Norman Township
  • Onekama Township
  • Pleasanton Township
  • Springdale Township
  • Stronach Township

Manistee Relocation Info...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

West Michigan Map
Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 02-28-2019 10:31 AM ID: 977