Wacousta, Michigan

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Wacousta, Michigan
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clinton County
Township Watertown Charter Township
 • Total 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Land 8.9 sq mi (23.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,440
 • Density 162/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-82680[1]
GNIS feature ID 1615648[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.