Hudsonville, Michigan

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Hudsonville, Michigan
City
Nickname(s): Michigan's Salad Bowl
Location of Hudsonville within Ottawa County, Michigan
Location of Hudsonville within Ottawa County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°52′15″N 85°51′54″W / 42.87083°N 85.86500°W / 42.87083; -85.86500Coordinates: 42°52′15″N 85°51′54″W / 42.87083°N 85.86500°W / 42.87083; -85.86500
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
Government
 • City Manager Patrick Waterman
Area[1]
 • City 4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Land 4.14 sq mi (10.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 7,116
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,193
 • Density 1,718.8/sq mi (663.6/km2)
 • Metro 1,306,768 (Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland MSA)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49426
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-39800[4]
GNIS feature ID 0628773[5]
Website http://www.hudsonville.org/

Hudsonville is a city in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,116 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.14 square miles (10.72 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,116 people, 2,582 households, and 1,901 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,718.8 inhabitants per square mile (663.6/km2). There were 2,712 housing units at an average density of 655.1 per square mile (252.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 1.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 2,582 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.0% 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 2.71 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,160 people, 2,514 households, and 1,920 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,729.1 per square mile (667.8/km²). There were 2,598 housing units at an average density of 627.4 per square mile (242.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.47% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 2,514 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,961, and the median income for a family was $55,372. Males had a median income of $41,418 versus $26,554 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,286. About 2.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Background[edit]

Nickname origin[edit]

Hudsonville is also known as "Michigan's Salad Bowl" because of the crops grown in the muck fields. Celery, onions, carrots, and other vegetables are prominent throughout the many acres of wet, fertile soil that once was an ancient river bottom.

Notable people[edit]

  • John Vander Wal, retired pro baseball player (Montreal, Colorado, San Diego, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, N.Y. Yankees, Cincinnati, Milwaukee), current pro scout for San Diego Padres organization; also holds the MLB record for pinch hits in a season (28)
  • Ray Bentley, retired pro football player, current college football TV analyst; also remains the current NFL combine record holder of the flat bench press with 52 reps with 225 pounds
  • Joel Smeenge, retired pro football player (New Orleans Saints)
  • Taylor Lautner, Actor, was born and raised in Hudsonville until age 11[6]

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