Ferrysburg, Michigan

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Ferrysburg is a city in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,040 at the 2000 census.

Spring Lake Township borders the city on the north and east, though it is administratively autonomous. The village of Spring Lake is located to the southeast, on the opposite side of Spring Lake from Ferrysburg. The city of Grand Haven is located to the south, on the opposite side of the Grand River. Lake Michigan is to the west of the city.

US 31 passes north-south through the city and M-104 has its western terminus at US 31 in Ferrysburg.

Ferrysburg was established in the 1830s by William Montague Ferry and his family.



The city is situated on the north side of the Grand River at its mouth on Lake Michigan. The harbor of Grand Haven and Spring Lake form the southern boundary of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (16.57%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,040 people, 1,315 households, and 853 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,022.2 per square mile (395.2/km²). There were 1,501 housing units at an average density of 504.7/sq mi (195.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 0.59% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 1,315 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,622, and the median income for a family was $65,231. Males had a median income of $42,875 versus $27,270 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,254. About 1.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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