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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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Packing Options
  • 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
Two teams, two shipments, 2,000 miles and a great experience. Your first choice in moving!
Moving can be a real pain, and and when my moving company told me they could not do the move, I was in a panic. My house closing was coming up very quickly and I needed to be out of my house.  Add on top of that I was retiring at the same time and moving to Texas, well the stress level was high.  In the matter of three days, seven companies told me they could not do the move.  Until I talked to Erica at Rose moving.  She listened to my story, called her boss, and told me she could meet the next day to get everything set for the move the day I needed it.  In the span of three hours, all the paperwork was complete, inventoried the entire house, locked in the movers and was able to work within my schedule. Beverly Thomason in the office sent me all the paperwork I needed the next day, was signed and returned.  On the day of the move, the team came in and were very pleasant and professional.  Every specialty item, heirloom, breakable glassware and framed paintings and memorabilia was cared for as if it was their own. Within three hours,, everything was loaded on the truck and sent to the warehouse for storage and crating.  Through the two weeks it sat in storage, Beverly kept me up to date with shipment to my new address.  On the day the shipment came, the delivery team took extra special care in preparing the house to move items inside.  This team was great! The entire process from when they arrived until they departed was about two hours.  They were very professional and worked through a couple of changes in where items were to go.  Everything arrived it perfect condition. They were kind and courteous and went out of their way to make sure that everything I needed done was done.  Although a long review, Rose Moving went out of their way at the last minute to take care of my move.  Two teams, two trucks, two really great move specialists, two thousand miles of travel and the best, most professional move I've ever had. Instead of shopping around, make Rose your first choice in preparing your move.
July 22, 2015
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I would like to take some time to thank you for my move from Temperance Michigan to Bonita Springs Florida. Starting with Mike Engelhardt who sold the job, to Beverly Thomason, who kind of guided us through everything. Then tree was the 2 crews who loaded and unloaded the truck. And last but not least was Robert Meacham who watched over everything and made it happen. I would like to thank each and every one of them, for their professional approach and their pleasent and polite manner in which they went about the businsess of moving my wife and I . Further more I hope that who ever is in charge would pass a BIG thank you to all of those mentioned above. Thank you, Manuel & Brenda Chambers
May 05, 2014
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Beverly, I just wanted to let you know that the move was smooth as silk thanks to the crew that delivered my sons things.  They were polite, competent and professional.  I have been delighted with Rose Moving since my first contact phone call. Prompt, friendly , overall spectacular service and not one item damaged.

We are beyond pleased.  Thank You!
March 18, 2014
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Mount Pleasant (Get Moves Cost 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 Companies) Casino. The city is also home to the main campus of Central Michigan University.


1884 map of Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, MI Moving Reviews).

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 Company) (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 Cost 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 Move Estimate 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 Movers 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 Move Estimate for Mount Pleasant, MI) community to recognize this part of Mount Pleasant (Get Movers Prices 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 Mover Reviews) 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, Michigan Moving Company) city seal, which bears an image of an oil drill. Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Relocation Company) 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 Moving Quote 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 Relocation Companies) 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 Relocation).
  • Mount Pleasant (Get Movers Quote 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, MI Moving) 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, Michigan Moving Company), 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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