Population: 6,406

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 51%
Single 49%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Manistee has a very low population density. Manistee is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,969 Manistee
27,441 New York

City Info

Manistee, MI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Manistee has a population density of 1,969, with 6,406 current residents.

Out of the 6,406 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 45% Sun
  • 32% Rain
  • 77% Snow


49°F average temperature

  • 202 years Median home age
  • $74,940 Median home price
  • -3.68% Home appreciation rate
  • 11.25% Annual property tax
  • 54.7%
    Homes owned
  • 29.6%
    Homes rented
  • 15.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Manistee, the air quality is 91% and the weather, on average, is 45% sunny, 32% rainy, and 77% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Manistee, you should know that 54.7% of homes are owned while 29.6% of homes are rented, and 15.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $74,940, the median age of homes is 202 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.68% and the annual property tax is 11.25%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Manistee, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Manistee’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Manistee is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 55.62% Democratic, 42.36% Republican, and 2.03% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:21


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 85%
    High school diploma
  • 10%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Manistee, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.40% of residents are unemployed in Manistee (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Manistee residents: 7.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.67% are in the arts and sciences field, 27.2% are in the customer service field, 23.3% are in the sales field, 0.64% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 16.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 84.86%, 9.73% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.32% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.25% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Manistee, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Manistee have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.

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