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Mecosta is a village in Mecosta County, in the Big Rapids metro area.

The community was named after Potawatomi chief
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Mecosta. For links to other places called Mecosta, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Mecosta is 43.620N. The longitude is -85.226W.

It is in the Ludington time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 451.


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Median household income
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$32,857
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mecosta demographic reports
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· Russell Kirk, writer

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19% of Mecosta residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mecosta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mecosta was $14,620, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Mecosta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mecosta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $538.


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Libraries in Mecosta include Morton Township Public Library ... View libraries

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Mecosta County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mecosta political report.

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The average commute time for Mecosta workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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