Introduction to Gladstone, Michigan

Gladstone, Michigan, in Delta county, is 104 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center) and 199 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, 5,032 people lived in Gladstone.

Gladstone History

The area now known as Gladstone was established by the Soo Line Railroad. It was originally called Saunders Point, in honor of Captain Nate Saunders. On October 12th, 1887, Gladstone was officially incorporated as a village and it was incorporated as a city on March 5th, 1888. Flour milling was an important business in the town's early years. The community was renamed Gladstone, in honor of William Ewart Gladstone, the British Premier.

Gladstone and Nearby Attractions

  • Marquette County Historical Society Museum
  • Rock Island State Park
  • National Ski Hall of Fame
  • J.W. Wells State Park
  • Historic Fayette Townsite
  • Palms Book State Park

Things To Do In Gladstone

Opportunities to play golf are available at Gladstone Golf Course, Terrace Bluff Golf Course and Irish Oaks Golf Course. Parks including Rock Island State Park, J.W. Wells State Park, and Indian Lake State Park are only a short day-trip away. Museums nearby include Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Marquette County Historical Society Museum, National Ski Hall of Fame, and Historic Fayette Townsite.

Gladstone Transportation

Sawyer International Airport is the nearest major international airport.

Gladstone Higher Education

Colleges near Gladstone include Northern Michigan University and Bay de Noc Community College.


Total Population 4,920
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,037
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,360
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,732
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,778


Median Family Income $54,830
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $506
Median House Value $79,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0.6%
English 7.1%
Irish 18%

Gladstone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 199 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Delta
Standard Zip Codes 49837
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.852
Longitude -87.021

Gladstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 30 to 46 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 55 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station FAYETTE 4 SW
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 24 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 52 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brampton (49837)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Escanaba 12,529 $47,017
Garden 210 $50,139

Gladstone Public Libraries

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