Manton is a city in Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,221 at the 2000 census.
Manton was at one time the county seat for Wexford County. However, the county seat was forcibly moved to Cadillac, Michigan in the so-called Battle of Manton. Manton was founded in 1798 by Sam Manton.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,221 people, 497 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.2 per square mile (302.2/km²). There were 541 housing units at an average density of 347.4 per square mile (133.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.95% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.