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Manton is a city in Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,287 at the 2010 census.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.61sqmi, of which 1.56sqmi is land and 0.05sqmi is water.Manton is part of Northern Michigan.HistoryThe townsite was purchased and cleared in 1872 along the proposed route of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, by two local settlers, Ezra Harger and George Manton, and a third partner, William Mears. The place was known locally as Cedar Creek, but the railroad named the new station "Manton" after its first postmaster, George Manton.Manton was at one time the county seat for Wexford County. However, the county seat was forcibly moved to Cadillac in the Battle of Manton.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,287 people, 504 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 825.0PD/sqmi. There were 577 housing units at an average density of 369.9/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
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