Beechwood, Michigan

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This article is about the community in Ottawa County. For the unincorporated community in Iron County, see Beechwood, Iron County, Michigan.
Beechwood, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Ottawa County Michigan Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Beechwood Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 42°47′49″N 86°7′33″W / 42.79694°N 86.12583°W / 42.79694; -86.12583Coordinates: 42°47′49″N 86°7′33″W / 42.79694°N 86.12583°W / 42.79694; -86.12583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,963
 • Density 1,616.3/sq mi (624.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-06880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867312[2]

Beechwood is an unincorporated community in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes, but is not an incorporated municipality. The population was 2,963 at the 2000 census.

The CDP is considered to be part of the Holland urban area. It is located on the north shore of Lake Macatawa mostly within Holland Charter Township, although a small portion lies within Park Township.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (32.22%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,963 people, 1,107 households, and 770 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,616.3 per square mile (625.1/km²). There were 1,169 housing units at an average density of 637.7 per square mile (246.6/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 86.84% White, 1.21% African American, 0.30% Native American, 4.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.50% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.47% of the population.

There were 1,107 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the community the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $46,676, and the median income for a family was $56,087. Males had a median income of $37,000 versus $30,541 for females. The per capita income for the community was $22,968. About 5.9% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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