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Manistique/Schoolcraft County 
Community Information

About Manistique/Schoolcraft County

Manistique, Michigan, is a small, rural town of 2,919 (US Census Bureau population data 2019) located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Northern shore of Lake Michigan. Manistique is located within Schoolcraft County, which includes the surrounding areas of Cooks, Thompson, Gulliver, and Germfask. Schoolcraft County’s population in 2019 was 8,048. The heart of our community is made up of all the people who live here. Many in our community are proud, lifelong “Yoopers”(residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), going back many generations. Manistique residents value their family ties, small town life and U.P. culture. We know our children’s teachers, the church pastors, and small business owners.


We are supportive of our neighbors and community members. We love the outdoors in all 4 seasons and take advantage of the beauty of the area around us. We don’t even mind the 5 months of Winter in the UP. We value our indigenous community- Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians which make up 9.3% of our population. Together we have a strong community spirit that we share by helping one another whenever possible and whenever needed. We hold benefit dinners for families going through costly medical treatments; we celebrate when our young people have positive achievements. We celebrate and value the youngest members in our community; and bring together multi-generational families for local celebrations, holidays, and annual community festivals. We are friendly and welcoming. We are hearty, independent, and giving. We are Manistique.

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