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Overview

Introduction to Cadillac, Michigan

Cadillac, Michigan, in Wexford county, is 90 miles N of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 150 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,380
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+4,248
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$24,949
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,094
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,043

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,757
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$73,800

Ancestry

German18.9%
Irish15.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
English8.6%
Dutch6.6%
Polish4.5%
French Except Basque4.2%
Swedish3.8%
Scottish2.9%
Italian2.9%
Canadian1.6%
Norwegian0.7%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Cadillac Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wexford County
Standard Zip Codes49601
Phone Area Codes231
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude44.24
Approximate Longitude-85.41

Cadillac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCADILLAC
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 56 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationEVART
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip32.6 inches
StationHOUGHTON LAKE 6 WSW
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp28 to 53 F
Jul Temp51 to 81 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Harrietta178$37,917
Lake City908$48,750
Le Roy352$43,750
Manton1,170$42,946
McBain682$42,143
Tustin237$53,958

Cadillac Public Libraries

Cadillac Wexford Public Library
411 SOUTH LAKE STREET
Cadillac, Michigan
(231) 775-6541

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Cadillac Hospitals

Mercy Hospital - Cadillac
(Non-profit)
400 Hobart St

Cadillac Public Schools

Cadillac Junior High School
500 Chestnut St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
Cadillac Senior High School
400 Linden St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5800
High
Total Enrollment 791
Cooley High School
221 Granite St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5900
High
Total Enrollment 168
Franklin Elementary School
505 Lester St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Kenwood Elementary School
1700 Chestnut St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Lincoln Elementary School
125 Ayer St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
Mackinaw Trail Middle School
8401 Mackinaw Trl
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
Wexford-missaukee Early College
9901 E 13th St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-2262
Wexford-missaukee Isd Special Education
9907 East 13th St
ZIP: 49601
(231) 876-2275
Other
Total Enrollment 73

Cadillac Private Schools

Cadillac Heritage Christian School
1706 Wright St
ZIP: 49601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
Northview Sda Christian School
202 N Carmel St
ZIP: 49601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Ann Elementary School
800 W 13th St
ZIP: 49601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
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Historic Cadillac

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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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