Introduction to Hudsonville, Michigan

Hudsonville, Michigan, in Ottawa county, is 8 miles W of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center) and 104 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is within the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area and has a population of 7,160.

Hudsonville History

Hudsonville was named in honor of Homer E. Hudson, who was one of the first settlers in the area of the Georgetown Township, around 1848. He established an orchard and subsequently, several orchards grew around the state. Hudson was joined by other settlers; notable amongst them was Hughes Park. He also started several sawmills, and ran a farm in the area. In 1873, Homer gave land to the community to form the village of Hudsonville. Previously this area was called South Georgetown, but on February 18, 1872, it was renamed as Hudsonville. The arrival of the Dutch immigrants in the 1890s led to the establishment of productive farms, producing onions, celery, and other crops. Slowly, this village grew to become Hudsonville city -the third largest city in Ottawa County.

Hudsonville and Nearby Attractions

  • Cappon House Museum
  • Settlers House
  • Grand Haven State Park
  • John Ball Zoo
  • Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Hudsonville

Nearby museums include Cappon House Museum, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center and Grand Rapids Art Museum, all of which have historical artifacts on display. Settlers House, the cottage which belonged to Irish Canadian immigrant Thomas Morrissey, has artifacts from the mid to late 19th century on display. Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park offers indoor theme gardens, nature trails, and sculpture galleries. John Ball Zoo has numerous species of animals available for viewing.

Hudsonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Hudsonville Higher Education

Nearby universities and colleges include Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, and Hope College.


Total Population 7,271
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 3,339
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $63,448
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 18.4%
Median Gross Rent $822
Median House Value $129,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 5.5%

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

Hudsonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Ottawa
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49426
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.87
Longitude -85.865

Hudsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 17.7 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 20.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grand Rapids 192,416 $49,728
Grandville 15,739 $67,273
Kentwood 50,286 $60,197

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

Hudsonville Public Libraries

Gary Byker Memorial Library Of Hudsonville
Hudsonville, Michigan
(616) 669-1255
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Hudsonville High Schools

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Serves 1,088 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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