Introduction to Grandville, Michigan

Grandville, Michigan, in Kent county, is 2 miles W of Wyoming, Michigan and 108 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan statistical area. About 16,263 people live in Grandville.

Grandville History

The Ottawa Native American tribe once resided in this area along the Grand River. Luther Lincoln was the first white settler and visited Grandville in 1832. Later on, Lincoln bought land from the White Pigeon land office and established a settlement. The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad entered the area and a station was built in 1872. Grandville was incorporated as a city in 1933 . It was named after the Grand River.

Grandville and nearby Attractions

  • John Ball Zoological Garden
  • Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
  • Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium
  • Public Museum of Grand Rapids
  • Heritage Hill Historic District

Things To Do In Grandville

In Grandville, one can also spend leisure time at the RiverTown Crossings, which is the largest shopping mall in the Grand Rapids area. The Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Children's Museum are also nearby.

Grandville Transportation

International flights are available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Grandville Higher Education

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College and Calvin College are close to the city of Grandville.


Total Population 15,739
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,779
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,241
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,772
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,090


Median Family Income $67,273
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%


People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $687
Median House Value $136,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grandville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Kent
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49418
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49468
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.909
Longitude -85.763

Grandville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station ALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 25.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Grand Rapids 11,128 $120,563
Grand Rapids 192,416 $49,728
Hudsonville 7,271 $63,448
Kentwood 50,286 $60,197

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 21

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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