Northview, Michigan

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Northview is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is defined as a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as an incorporated municipality. The population was 14,730 at the 2000 census.

The CDP is almost entrirely within Plainfield Charter Township and consists of the area north of the boundary with Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Township and south of the Grand River. It also includes a small portion of Grand Rapids Township around the southern end of Dean Lake.[3] It is considered part of the urbanized area around Grand Rapids.

The CDP takes its name from the Northview Public Schools district, although the district includes a larger portion of Grand Rapids Township and a small area of the city of Grand Rapids.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.6 km²), of which, 10.4 square miles (27.0 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (5.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,730 people, 5,673 households, and 3,942 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,414.6 per square mile (546.3/km²). There were 5,898 housing units at an average density of 566.4/sq mi (218.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.38% White, 1.94% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 5,673 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

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