Coopersville, Michigan

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Coopersville is a city located in north central Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,910 at the 2000 census. It is primarily a farming community.

The city is located within Polkton Township, though it is administratively autonomous. It lies just north of Interstate 96 along the eastern township boundary, adjacent to Wright Township on the east. There are two exits on I-96, one at the southeast corner of the city and the other at the southwest corner.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km²). Very little of this area is covered with water, there is only a small creek known as "Deer Creek".

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,910 people, 1,420 households, and 1,036 families residing in the city. The population density was 812.5 per square mile (313.9/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 316.1/sq mi (122.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.37% White, 0.20% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 1.28% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.

There were 1,420 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,875, and the median income for a family was $55,226. Males had a median income of $39,725 versus $22,464 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,241. About 4.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

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