Whitehall, Michigan

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Whitehall is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,884 at the 2000 census. The city is located in the southwest corner of Whitehall Township. Montague, Michigan is its neighbor.

It is located on White Lake (actually the mouth of the White River on Lake Michigan). Whitehall's recorded history began around 1859 when Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area, platted the village along with Giles B. Slocum, naming it Mears. The population continued to grow due to its strategic location for floating and distributing lumber.

In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall and incorporated as the Village of Whitehall in 1867. It later was incorporated as a city in 1942.

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Geography

The town is located about 5 miles (3 km) from Lake Michigan. White Lake is now connected to Lake Michigan by a dredged canal.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (17.98%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 31.svg US 31
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    US 31.svg BUS US 31 is a loop route through the downtown's of both Whitehall and Montague.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,884 people, 1,165 households, and 739 families residing in the city. The population density was 960.0 per square mile (371.2/km²). There were 1,262 housing units at an average density of 420.1/sq mi (162.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.60% White, 0.76% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

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