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City of Grandville

  •   State: 
    Kent County
      County FIPS: 
    42°54′01″N 85°45′23″W
      Area total: 
    7.67 sq mi (19.88 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.25 sq mi (18.77 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.43 sq mi (1.11 km²)
    614 ft (187 m)
    1833; Settled 1833; Incorporated 1933
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Grandville, Kent County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,219.26 residents per square mile of area (856.85/km²)
      Household income: 
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Grandville is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 15,378 at the 2010 census. The city is part of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. It was first settled in 1833 and later incorporated as a city. One of the city's largest employers is the Rivertown Crossings Mall. In 2013, two stores, Cabela's and Target, became anchors to a development on the previous Xrite site across from RiverTown Crossings. In 2016, a new apartment development called the Grand Castle that incorporated over 1 million square feet and 400 apartments into its design was constructed. The Grand River forms the northern border of Grandville. The cities of Grand Rapids and Walker are just to the northeast, while Walker is to the north and Wyoming surrounds the city on the east and south. I-196 (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) and M-11 (28th Street) run westeast through the northern portion of the town. The town is located near the Grand River, which runs north-south through Kent County. It is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, near the border with Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the state's Upper Great Lakes region. The state's largest city is Grand Rapids, which has a population of more than 1.2 million. Grandville is located on the Michigan Turnpike, one of the busiest roads in the state. It has a ZIP code of 47215, with an area of 7.67 square miles (19.87 km²), of which 7.25 square mile (18.78 km²) is land.


Grandville is the primary city name, but also Wyoming are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Grandville. Grandville was first settled in 1833 and incorporated as a city in 1933. In 1999, construction of RiverTown Crossings, a mall with 1.25 million in storefronts, was finally completed. In 2013, two stores, Cabela's and Target, became anchors to a development on the previous Xrite site across from Rivertown Crossings. In 2016, a new apartment development called the Grand Castle that incorporated over 1 million square feet and 400 apartments into its design was constructed on the site of the former X-Rite building. The city is located 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. In the 1990s, the city was being eyed for larger development. By the beginning of the Great Recession, X- Rite had moved its headquarters nearby to Kentwood in 2007. In 2011, a Cabel a's and a Target anchoring a development was built on a former Xrite property in the city. The Grand Castle was constructed in 2016 and features 400 apartments in a 1 million-square-foot building. It is located on a site that was once home to the Grand Rapids Museum of Art and Science, which is now a museum of art and science. The town is home to a number of museums, including the Michigan History Museum, Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, and the University of Michigan at Grand Rapids.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.67 square miles (19.87 km²) The Grand River forms the northern border of the city, and the city of Grand Rapids is just to the northeast, while Walker is to the north and Wyoming surrounds the city on the east and south. I-196 (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) and M-11 (28th Street) run through the northern and west portions of Grandville. M-121 (Chicago Drive) has its western terminus at I- 196 at the western border ofThe city is located in the Upper Great Lakes region of the state of Michigan. The city is part of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the towns of Walker, Grandville, and Grand Rapids, as well as parts of Ottawa and Ottawa counties. It is the only city in the Lower Great Lakes Region to have a population of over 100,000. It has a population density of 1.2 people per square mile (0.7/km²), making it one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. It also has the highest percentage of people living in poverty at 0.9%. The city's population was 1.3 million in 2010. It was the fourth-largest city in Michigan, after Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. It had a population growth rate of 0.7 per cent from 2000 to 2010, and a population loss rate of 2.1 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Its population is 1.4 million (1.7 million people).


As of the census of 2010, there were 15,378 people, 5,982 households, and 4,160 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 2.2% African American, 0.2%. Native American, 1.5% Asian and 1.8% from other races. There were 6,279 housing units at an average density of 847.7/sq mi (327.2/km²) The city's median income was $47,570, and the median income for a family was $55,047. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $21,306. About 3.7% of residents were under the age of 18 and 4.4% of those over 65 were living below the poverty line. The city is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's Mid-Mississippi River Delta Statistical Area, which includes parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. It is the only city in the state to be on the Mississippi River Delta, which runs through the city's downtown area. It has a population of 16,263, with 6,276 housing units, and a population density of 2,115.3 inhabitants per square mile (816.3/km²) The median age in theCity was 36.3 years. The median income in the City was $41,619, with a median income of $26,350 for females and $25,000 for males.


Grandville operates under a council-manager form of government. The city manager is appointed by the city council to act as the executive of the city. The council is composed of six members and a mayor, all elected at large. The Mayor holds a largely ceremonial role, having no veto authority. Three members of the council are elected every two years. The mayor pro-tem, longest serving council member, and only woman on the council, retired in 2019. The younger Steenstra did not seek re-election in 2021, and was replaced by former Councilmember Randy Gelderloos, who was re-elected after having lost re- Election in 2019, in 2021. Former Senator Carl Levin's constituent liaison Paul Troost, teacher Justin Noordhoek, and registered nurse Josh Meringa form the remainder of theCouncil. In 2019, retired Director of Grandville Christian Schools, joined his son, Andy, a sales manager, on the City Council. The two served as the cityCouncil's first father-son duo in the history of the City. The current mayor is Steve Maas, who replaced long time mayor Jim Buck in 2013, and is a business owner and father-of-two. The City Council is made up of seven men, with the longest serving member being Carol Pettijohn, who is the longest-serving council member and only women on the Council. In 2021, the youngerSteenstra joined his brother, Randy, as a council member.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan = 23.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 39. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Grandville = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 16,083 individuals with a median age of 35.5 age the population grows by 3.25% in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,219.26 residents per square mile of area (856.85/km²). There are average 2.59 people per household in the 6,410 households with an average household income of $51,340 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.30% of the available work force and has dropped -7.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 13.60%. The number of physicians in Grandville per 100,000 population = 261.5.


The annual rainfall in Grandville = 37.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 73.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 144. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 163. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 70.40%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $132,760 and home appreciation of -4.75%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.38 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,982 per student. There are 20.4 students for each teacher in the school, 1513 students for each Librarian and 776 students for each Counselor. 8.87% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.23% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.24% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Grandville's population in Kent County, Michigan of 9,014 residents in 1900 has increased 1,78-fold to 16,083 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.09% female residents and 48.91% male residents live in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan are married and the remaining 39.03% are single population.

  • 21.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Grandville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.51% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.29% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.09% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.57% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan, 70.40% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.89% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.71% are vacant.

  • The 50.83% of the population in Grandville, Kent County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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