Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan

Gaylord: City in Michigan, United States


Gaylord is a city located in the county of Otsego in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,645 and a population density of 288 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,665 inhabitants.

Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County in the U.S. state of Michigan. According to the 2020 census, Gaylord had a population of 4,286. The population was 3,645 at the 2010 census.

Gaylord is an unincorporated community in Otsego County and is located along M-32 about 13 miles southwest of Traverse City. It is part of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area and is close to many lakes including Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.

The city was named after Charles Carroll's grandson (Charles Carroll III) who was born in 1833 and died at age 14 on March 24th 1847 from scarlet fever. He was buried in Baltimore, Maryland but his remains were later moved to St Mary's Cemetery in Gaylord where his family built a monument over his grave honoring him as an American hero who saved lives during his short life while helping others through charitable work.

Quick Facts about Gaylord

Population : 3,665 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Otsego County
Postal code : 49734–49735
Phone Area Codes : 989
Area : 12.67 km2
Altitude : 1,348 feet / 411 meters
Capital city : Gaylord is capital of Otsego County
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 20:58:24 (3rd June 2023)
Density : 289 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.55% (2010-2020)
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Location of Gaylord on Michigan map.
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Otsego County Michigan Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Gaylord Highlighted
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Gaylord is located at 45°1'39"N 84°40'29"W (45.0275100, -84.6747500).

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The population of Gaylord increased by 0.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,645 - census
2011 3,620 -0.69% estimation process
2012 3,608 -0.33% estimation process
2013 3,612 0.11% estimation process
2014 3,614 0.06% estimation process
2015 3,625 0.3% estimation process
2016 3,654 0.79% estimation process
2017 3,669 0.41% estimation process
2018 3,683 0.38% estimation process
2019 3,685 0.05% estimation process
2020 3,665 -0.55% estimation process

Gaylord zip code is 49735. County name: Otsego, County fips: 26137

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People born in Gaylord (4)

People born in Gaylord, including ice hockey defenceman Will Weber, football player Jake Dombrowski, Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University Daniel B. Gallagher, .


  • Harry H. Whiteley (American newspaper owner and Michigan politician) he was born in 07/05/1882

Schools in Gaylord

College & universities near Gaylord, MI

Code Name City ZIP
171395 North Central Michigan College Petoskey (MI) 49770
170587 Kirtland Community College Grayling (MI) 49738

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gaylord, MI

Code Name Address Type
WNK Walloon Lake, Michigan Hwy 131 & Hwy 75 BUS
BYC Boyne City, Michigan 1000 East Division St. BUS
PSK Petoskey, Michigan 301 West Mitchell St. BUS
ALA Alanson, MI 7640 Burr Avenue BUS
CHL Charlevoix, MI 103 Bridge Park Drive BUS

Post offices near Gaylord

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ga ylord Post Office Ga ylord (MI) 49735

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Gaylord , Minnesota city in Sibley County, in Minnesota, United States with a population of 2,244 people.
  • Gaylord , Kansas human settlement in Smith County, Kansas, United States of America with a population of 104 people.

Other cities in Otsego County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Otsego County , MI.

City Name Population Title
Otsego Lake 2,913 Township in Otsego County, Michigan
Elmira 1,727 Township in Otsego County, Michigan
Vanderbilt 558 Village in Otsego County, Michigan, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Gaylord distances to largest Michigan cities