Introduction to Zeeland, Michigan

Zeeland, Michigan, in Ottawa county, is 17 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center) and 96 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city, which is part of the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), has about 5,805 residents.

Zeeland History

Zeeland, which derived its name from a province in the Netherlands with the same name, was named by a group of immigrants from the Netherlands who arrived in 1847 and were led by Jannes van de Luyster. The first building constructed in Zeeland was a church. The area was platted in 1849 and it officially became a city in 1907.

Zeeland and Nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In Zeeland

There are several museums near Zeelend such as the Cappon House Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and the Holland Museum. The Settlers House is a popular historical site that was the cottage of Canadian immigrant Thomas Morrissey. The house has showpieces belonging to the nineteenth century. The area also has many parks including Grand Haven State Park, Holland State Park, and Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Zeeland Transportation

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is nearby.

Zeeland Higher Education

Colleges close to Zeeland are Aquinas College, Baker College of Muskegon, and Calvin College.


Total Population 5,591
Male Share of the Population 38%
Female Share of the Population 62%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,594
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,475
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,553
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,031


Median Family Income $51,716
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $733
Median House Value $121,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 5.2%

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

Zeeland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Ottawa
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49464
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.812
Longitude -86.018

Zeeland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.4 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
Station ALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance 19.9 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 20.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Zeeland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Borculo (49464)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coopersville 4,329 $62,457
Douglas 1,113 $70,417
Grandville 15,739 $67,273
Holland 33,526 $54,528
Hudsonville 7,271 $63,448
Saugatuck 842 $74,375

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

Zeeland Public Libraries

Howard Miller Library
Zeeland, Michigan
(616) 772-0874

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Zeeland Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
8333 FELCH
(616) 772-4644
Emergency Service: Yes

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Zeeland High Schools

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Serves 1,552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 35.2

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Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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