Grandville, Michigan

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Grandville is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 16,263 at the 2000 census. Grandville is one of the oldest suburbs of Grand Rapids, and was incorporated as a city in 1933.

Grandville was geographically an important place during the logging years in Michigan's history due to its location at the "river-bend" of the Grand River. It was important to have people there to make sure the logs didn't jam up as the river turned north-west toward Grand Haven.

Grandville is located near the southwest corner of Grand Rapids. The western border of the city of Grandville is also the western border of Kent County, marked by Kenowa Avenue; this is where Ottawa County and Jenison begin. To the east and south of Grandville lies the city of Wyoming. The city of Walker lies just north of Grandville.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²), 2.63% of which is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,263 people, 6,095 households, and 4,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,195.6 per square mile (847.4/km²). There were 6,279 housing units at an average density of 847.7/sq mi (327.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 1.40% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 6,095 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples]] living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

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