Hesperia, Michigan

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Hesperia, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hesperia Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hesperia Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Hesperia, Michigan

Comparing Hesperia 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Senior Citizens 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 5
Age of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 4 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Housing Recently Built 4 7

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Hesperia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NW of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Oceana
Standard Zip Codes 49421
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.568
Longitude -86.039

Hesperia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.2 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
Distance 20.2 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 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Hesperia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 954 100%
Male 417 43.7%
Female 537 56.3%
Under 18 280 29.4%
18+ 674 70.6%
65+ 152 15.9%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 3.11
White 901 94.4%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 10 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.5%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 19 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.9%

Estimated Hesperia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 987
Growth 33
Growth % 3.5%

Hesperia 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
German 21.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 10%
Irish 10%
English 10%
Dutch 8.3%
Italian 4.4%
Swedish 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
French Canadian 3.1%
Polish 3%
Norwegian 2.7%
Hungarian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Czech 0.9%
Romanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hesperia 954 $37,292
Fremont 4,224 $42,578
Lakewood Club 1,006 $41,205
New Era 461 $50,000
Newaygo 1,670 $36,023
Walkerville 254 $31,429
White Cloud 1,420 $31,797

Hesperia Public Libraries

Hesperia Public Library
Hesperia, Michigan
(231) 854-5125

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Hesperia High Schools (2004)

Serves 339 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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