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Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Location within Isabella County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Isabella
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Kathy Ling
 • City Manager Kathie Grinzinger
 • Total 7.83 sq mi (20.28 km2)
 • Land 7.74 sq mi (20.05 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)  1.15%
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,016
 • Estimate (2012) 26,183
 • Density 3,361.2/sq mi (1,297.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48804 (P.O. Box),
48858 (general delivery),
48859 (Central Mich. Univ.)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-56020
GNIS feature ID 0632832
Census Pop.
1880 1,115
1890 2,701 142.2%
1900 3,662 35.6%
1910 3,972 8.5%
1920 4,819 21.3%
1930 5,211 8.1%
1940 8,413 61.4%
1950 11,393 35.4%
1960 14,875 30.6%
1970 20,524 38.0%
1980 23,746 15.7%
1990 23,285 −1.9%
2000 25,946 11.4%
2010 26,016 0.3%
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Mount Pleasant SC 29466
Execellent!  Can't go wrong with these guys
The movers were on time, and were very careful with our stuff.  Their professionalism really made my move to Texas  easier.  I would rate my experience as excellent.
March 01, 2014
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I moved my 92 year old mother from our home in northeastern OH to Colorado Springs.  After interviewing 3 moving cos., we decided to go with Allied - Rose Moving was the company which actually moved her belongings, not the local Allied franchise.  This was a littler disconcerting for me at first, since I had expected that the local company I had chosen would be the actual movers - there are always so many ways that a partial load move can get screwed up.  However, my fears were groundless.  My only point of contact with Rose was Jeff Hayes, the driver, and he was friendly, professional and very efficient.  My mother moved into a senior retirement home and Jeff was very respectful of the needs of the other residents (regarding noise and blocking entrances), which was a relief - didn't want to make a bad first impression for my mom with her new neighbors!  What's more, unlike the representatives from the other movers, Jeff interacted with my mom (who was the one who was actually paying for the move) - the others seemed to ignore my mom and only address their remarks to me.  I have noticed this type of disrespectful behavior when seniors are concerned and dislike it.

Although there was a small glitch along the way, Jeff's only concern was to do whatever it took to make it right - there was no knee-jerk reaction of "It's not my fault" which seems to be very common nowadays.  This glitch was resolved satisfactorily.

All in all, this was an unexpectedly pleasant and worry-free ( or as close as any move can come to being worry-free) move.  If Rose's other drivers are similar in caliber to Jeff, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rose to anyone who is planning a move.
March 10, 2013
They were awesome!!!
They came with everything they needed to move my things. They were on time. They packed my things with care. Jim Stafford was great.
February 16, 2012
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Mount Pleasant (Get Moves Estimate for Mount Pleasant, MI) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella (Isabella, MI Moving). The population was 26,016 at the 2010 census.

Part of the city (with a population of 8,741) is on the Isabella Indian Reservation, site of the Soaring Eagle (Eagle, Michigan Moving) Casino. The city is also home to the main campus of Central Michigan University.


1884 map of Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, MI Relocation).

White settlers first arrived in what is now Mount Pleasant after the Graduation Act of 1854, allowing white settlers to purchase land from the government at discount rates. The Treaty of 1855 relocated the Native American Ojibwa (Saginaw Chippewa Tribe) from Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River to land in Isabella (Isabella, MI Moving Reviews) (Isabella Indian Reservation). Many non-natives soon moved to Mount Pleasant predicting prosperous relations with the natives. The Homestead Act of 1862 brought many new settlers to Mount Pleasant to live on the free land that the government allowed them.

In 1875, a devastating fire started at the Fancher Building on the north corner of Broadway Street and Main Street. It eventually moved east down Broadway, destroying several buildings. Seven years later another fire would damage buildings on the south side of Broadway.

In 1879 the first library appeared in Mt. Pleasant. Known as "The Library, Literary, and Musical Association of Mount Pleasant (Get Moving Estimate for Mount Pleasant, MI)," the first books were the personal book collections of the board members. In 1890 W.A. Jordan started Mount Pleasant (Get Moving Prices for Mount Pleasant, MI) Business College. Expanding in 1892, the school changed its name to Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute, the beginnings of what is now Central Michigan University.

On January 3, 1893, the U.S. government opened an Indian boarding school called the Mount Pleasant (Get Relocation Estimate for Mount Pleasant, MI) Indian Industrial School. It operated for 40 years, closing in 1933. 76 years later, on July 17, 2009, The White Bison Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness made its stop to the Mount Pleasant (Get Relocation Cost for Mount Pleasant, MI) community to recognize this part of Mount Pleasant (Get Move Quote for Mount Pleasant, MI)'s history. The building now stands abandoned.

In 1928, large quantities of oil were discovered to exist in the Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, MI Relocation) area. A farm owned by the Lilly family was the first to strike, producing hundreds of barrels a day. Although oil resources would eventually diminish, their legacy is apparent in the Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, MI Moving) city seal, which bears an image of an oil drill. Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Moving Companies) High School's mascot, the Oiler, is also a reference to the city's long history with oil.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.83 square miles (20.28 km2), of which, 7.74 square miles (20.05 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water. The Chippewa River runs through the city. Mount Pleasant (Get Move Estimate for Mount Pleasant, MI) is located approximately 61 miles (98 km) north of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, along US 127.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 26,016 people, 8,376 households, and 3,100 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,361.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,297.8 /km2). There were 8,981 housing units at an average density of 1,160.3 per square mile (448.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 3.9% African American, 2.0% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 8,376 households of which 18.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 63.0% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 22 years. 11% of residents were under the age of 18; 53.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 11.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 25,946 people, 8,449 households, and 3,126 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,327.2 per square mile (1,284.3/km²). There were 8,878 housing units at an average density of 1,138.5 per square mile (439.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.12% White, 3.67% African American, 1.54% Native American, 2.85% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 8,449 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 63.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 11.5% under the age of 18, 54.1% from 18 to 24, 16.9% from 25 to 44, 10.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,572, and the median income for a family was $43,927. Males had a median income of $32,004 versus $23,869 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,177. About 11.4% of families and 37.2% of the population (student population skews this statistic) were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


  • US 127 is a major north-south route connecting with Lansing and Jackson to the south and with Clare and Grayling (Grayling, MI Moving Company) on the north.

  • BUS US 127 (Mission Street) is a loop route traveling through the heart of the city, connecting with US 127 at either end.
  • M-20 continues east to Midland and Bay City and west toward Big Rapids (Big Rapids, MI Moving Company).
  • Mount Pleasant (Get Move Prices for Mount Pleasant, MI) Municipal Airport is located 2 mi (3.2 km) northeast of the central business district.
  • Public bus transportation is provided by the Isabella (Isabella, Michigan Relocation) Transportation Commission with four fixed-route services provided on weekdays from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. in addition to later running dial-a-ride service.
  • Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service between St. Ignace and East Lansing (East Lansing, MI Movers), Michigan.


Local media

  • The Morning Sun (Daily)
  • Central Michigan Life (Monday, Wednesday, Friday during academic year. Wednesday only during summer)
Radio stations
  • WMMI (830 AM) - Talk radio
  • WCZY-FM (104.3 FM) - Adult Contemporary
  • WCMU (89.5 FM) - CMU Public Radio
  • WMHW (91.5 FM) - CMU College Student Radio/Modern Rock
  • WCEN (94.5 FM) - Country music
  • WCFX (95.3 FM) - Top 40
TV stations
  • WCMU (Channel 14) - PBS

Notable people

  • John Engler, Former Michigan Governor
  • Dan Pohl, Pro golfer
  • Kelly Robbins, Pro golfer
  • Dan Schafer, Professional Musician/Songwriter
  • Tom Crean, basketball coach
  • Paul Carey, broadcaster

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