Manton, Michigan

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Manton is a city in Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,221 at the 2000 census.




Manton was at one time the county seat for Wexford County. However, the county seat was forcibly moved to Cadillac, Michigan in the so-called Battle of Manton. Manton was founded in 1798 by Sam Manton.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,221 people, 497 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.2 per square mile (302.2/km²). There were 541 housing units at an average density of 347.4/sq mi (133.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.95% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 497 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,339, and the median income for a family was $31,979. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,528. About 9.3% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


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