Wacousta, Michigan

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Wacousta, Michigan
Wacousta is located in Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°49′40″N 84°42′2″W / 42.82778°N 84.70056°W / 42.82778; -84.70056Coordinates: 42°49′40″N 84°42′2″W / 42.82778°N 84.70056°W / 42.82778; -84.70056
CountryUnited States
CountyClinton County
TownshipWatertown Charter Township
 • Total9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Land8.9 sq mi (23.1 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
797 ft (243 m)
 • Total1,440
 • Density162/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)517
FIPS code26-82680[1]
GNIS feature ID1615648[2]

Wacousta is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Watertown Charter Township, Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,440.[1]


Wacousta is located in the western part of Watertown Township and consists of the original unincorporated community of Wacousta at the intersection of E. Herbison Road and S. Wacousta Road, and extending north and west from there for 1 mile (1.6 km) and south and east for 2 miles (3 km). The southern edge of the CDP follows Interstate 96, which has no exits directly serving the community. Downtown Lansing is 12 miles (19 km) to the southeast.

The Wacousta CDP has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.3 km2), of which 8.9 square miles (23.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.87%, is water.[1] The Looking Glass River flows from east to west across the CDP.


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wacousta CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wacousta, Michigan