East Jordan is a city in Charlevoix County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,507 at the 2000 census. The city is at the end of the south arm of Lake Charlevoix, at the mouth of the Jordan River. M-66 connects with US 31 at Charlevoix about 12 miles to the northwest and with US 131 at Mancelona 18 miles to the south. M-32 has its western terminus in the city and connects with US 131 about 16 miles to the east and with I-75 at Gaylord about 29 miles to the east.