Introduction to Cadillac, Michigan

Cadillac, Michigan, in Wexford county, is 90 miles N of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 150 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin There are 10,000 residents in the city.

Cadillac History

European explorers and traders visited the area first in the 1700s, but didn't settle in the area until much later. It was incorporated as a village in 1874 and George Mitchell was elected the first Mayor. It was re-incorporated as a city in 1877 and renamed Cadillac, after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the first permanent settler in Detroit.

Cadillac and nearby Attractions

  • Cadillac Carnegie Library
  • Charles T. Mitchell House
  • Clam Lake Canal
  • Cobbs & Mitchell Building
  • Mitchell State Park
  • Lake Cadillac

Things To Do In Cadillac

The city has many lovely parks and playgrounds where you can hangout with your family members or friends. The recreation department organizes a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Cadillac Transportation

The closest major airport is Cherry Capital.

Cadillac Higher Education

The local college that provides higher education is Baker College-Cadillac. There are some other institutes in the neighboring area including Northwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University.


Total Population 10,327
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,238
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $47,484
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $699
Median House Value $75,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 13.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cadillac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles N of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Wexford
Standard Zip Codes 49601
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.251
Longitude -85.401

Cadillac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station EVART
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.6 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 28 to 53 F
Jul Temp 51 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cadillac, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hoxeyville (49601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harrietta 134 $33,125
Lake City 1,071 $41,250
Le Roy 309 $43,125
Manton 1,240 $43,750
McBain 671 $45,417
Tustin 242 $51,607

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cadillac Public Libraries

Cadillac-wexford County Public Library
Cadillac, Michigan
(231) 775-6541
Library Web Site

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Cadillac Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(231) 876-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cadillac High Schools

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Serves 809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 70

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Historic Cadillac


Modern methods in woods at Cadillac. between 1915 and 1925

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Modern methods in woods at Cadillac. between 1915 and 1925

Landing of Cadillac's wife. between 1921 and 1930

Landing of Cadillac's wife. c1921.

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