Ferrysburg, Michigan

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Ferrysburg, Michigan

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High Points

Ferrysburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Ferrysburg Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Ferrysburg Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ferrysburg College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Ferrysburg Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ferrysburg Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ferrysburg People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ferrysburg Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ferrysburg, Michigan

Comparing Ferrysburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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Ferrysburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Ottawa
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49409
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.084
Longitude -86.22

Ferrysburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
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Ferrysburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,040 100%
Male 1,482 48.8%
Female 1,558 51.3%
Under 18 690 22.7%
18+ 2,350 77.3%
65+ 433 14.2%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,929 96.3%
African-American 18 0.6%
Asian 27 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.8%
Other 15 0.5%
Mixed Race 28 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 1.3%

Estimated Ferrysburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,993
Growth -47
Growth % -1.5%

Ferrysburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Dutch 20.2%
German 17%
English 14.3%
Irish 11%
Polish 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
French Canadian 2.9%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Swedish 2%
Finnish 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ferrysburg 3,040 $65,231
Fruitport 1,124 $54,917
Grand Haven 11,168 $50,000
Muskegon Heights 12,049 $26,144
Norton Shores 22,527 $53,447
Roosevelt Park 3,890 $47,043
Spring Lake 2,514 $44,797
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1. Grand Blanc, Michigan 82.5   34.9% 14.3% 40.8% 27 $82,456 6.7% 10.8% 8,242 5.5% 82.4 0.7% 8.5
2. Idaho Springs, Colorado 78.4   32.8% 9.5% 20.1% 24 $48,790 5.3% 5.3% 1,889 6.7% 62.5 1.7% 13.8
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