Grandville, Michigan

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Grandville, Michigan
City
A pond fronting a forest of maple trees in Grandville.
A pond fronting a forest of maple trees in Grandville.
Motto: "Charting New Courses..." [1]
Location of Grandville, Michigan
Location of Grandville, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°54′14″N 85°45′27″W / 42.90389°N 85.75750°W / 42.90389; -85.75750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area[2]
 • Total 7.67 sq mi (19.87 km2)
 • Land 7.27 sq mi (18.83 km2)
 • Water 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
Elevation 604 ft (184 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,378
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 15,596
 • Density 2,115.3/sq mi (816.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49418, 49468
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-34160[5]
GNIS feature ID 0627126[6]
Website The City of Grandville, Michigan

Grandville is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 15,378 at the 2010 census. Grandville is one of the oldest suburbs of Grand Rapids, and was incorporated as a city in 1933.

History[edit]

Grandville was geographically an important place during the logging years in Michigan's history due to its location at the "river-bend" of the Grand River. It was important to have people there to make sure the logs did not jam up as the river turned north-west toward Grand Haven.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.67 square miles (19.87 km2), of which, 7.27 square miles (18.83 km2) is land and 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2) is water.[2]

Grandville is located near the southwest corner of Grand Rapids. The western border of the city of Grandville is also the western border of Kent County, marked by Kenowa Avenue; this is where Ottawa County and Jenison begin. To the east and south of Grandville lies the city of Wyoming. The city of Walker lies just north of Grandville.

Demographics[edit]

Downtown Grandville, December 2006.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 15,378 people, 5,982 households, and 4,160 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,115.3 inhabitants per square mile (816.7 /km2). There were 6,276 housing units at an average density of 863.3 per square mile (333.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.8% White, 0.2% Pacific Islander. There were 5,982 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Arts and culture[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Allyssa DeHaan, a 2006 graduate of Grandville High School was named Miss Basketball 2005 and went on to attend Michigan State University
  • Benny McCoy pro baseball player, Detroit Tigers
  • Terri Lynn Land Secretary of State, the State of Michigan

Infrastructure[edit]

Major highways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of Grandville, Michigan". The City of Grandville, Michigan. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°54′35″N 85°45′47″W / 42.90972°N 85.76306°W / 42.90972; -85.76306