Michigan's Salad Bowl
Location of Hudsonville within Ottawa County, Michigan
|• City Manager||Patrick Waterman|
|• City||4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)|
|• Land||4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||630 ft (201 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,777.86/sq mi (686.50/km2)|
|• Metro||1,306,768 (Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland MSA)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0628773|
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
George Edward Hilt founded with his younger brother Quality Farm and Fleet, that eventually became the largest farm-store retailer in the United States. Their first store was a renovated Hudsonville grocery store that opened in 1962 as Quality Wholesale Supply.
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. In 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded "the longest salad bar" to the city's Saladbowl bash sponsored by the local jewelry store. The salad was 209.742 m or 688 ft 1.56 inches in length and weighed 1,077.99 kg or 2,376.56 lbs.
- 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
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- "The first Quality Farm & Fleet Supply". The Call-Leader. Elwood, Indiana. May 14, 1997. p. 5. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
The first Quality Farm & Fleet Supply location was a renovated grocery store In Hudsonvllle, Mich.(subscription required)
- Serba, John (November 21, 2008). "Hudsonville native Taylor Lautner's star is rising". The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved 26 April 2010.