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Marlette is "The Heart of the Thumb" and we invite you to visit our community. The Marlette Community Park and Pool, Marlette District Library, Marlette Community Schools, Marlette Regional Hospital, friendly merchants, and wonderful gift shops provide a unique shopping experience.


Population data


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,875 people, 742 households, and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,143.3 inhabitants per square mile (441.4/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 526.8 per square mile (203.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 742 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.


Age of Residents

Gender Makup


Beyond the population

Marlette is a regional hub with many unique draws for locals beyond the city limits.

Reasons people come to Marlette from surrounding areas:


healthcare (hospital)


powersports dealer

golf course

outdoors store

community pool

livestock auctions


Major Employers

Properties Available


A quick snapshot of available downtown properties

Please contact a local realtor to learn more

Click here for commercial listings in Marlette


What makes Marlette Special?


Unique features of Marlette

Museum and historic train depot

Golf course

Farmers market

Full time police department

Volunteer fire department

Public & parochial school


What about water?

Learn more about Marlette’s water availability and waste water treatment process by clicking the button below.

Community Projects & Developments


Gayle’s Trail

Coming Soon


Train Station Museum

Coming Soon