City of St. Ignace

Mackinac County

St. Ignace Mackinac Court building façade

St. Ignace is located on the southeastern tip of the Upper Peninsula and was founded by French explorer, Father Jacques Marquette in 1671. It was named for St. Ignatius Loyola. This small city of 2.69 square miles packs in a number of important landmarks, including the northern terminus of the Mackinac Bridge. St. Ignace is the county seat for Mackinac County and is also home to the ferry service to Mackinac Island. Straits State Park, which includes a Father Marquette Memorial, as well as camping facilities, hiking, picnic facilities, and other park amenities, is located in St. Ignace.

City of St. Ignace Population Trends
Year Population
2021 2,041
2020 2,306
2018 2,322
2017 2,335
2016 2,332
2015 2,357
2014 2,398
2013 2,404
2012 2,420
2011 2,411
2010 2,431