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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, Michigan

Greenville, Michigan, in Montcalm county, is 25 miles NE of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center) and 126 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Greenville History

The area, which is now known as Greenville, was originally home to Native Americans of the Odawa Tribe. John Green, who settled in in 1844, founded the community. The area was initially named "Green's Village" in his honor. He also built a saw mill on the Flat River which eventually led to an influx of settlers. Many of the settlers were of Danish origin. The first post office was established on January 20, 1848, and Greenville was incorporated as a village in 1867. In 1871, it was reincorporated as a city.

Greenville and Nearby Attractions

  • Gerald R. Ford Museum
  • Public Museum of Grand Rapids
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Chief Hazy Cloud County Park
  • Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
  • John Ball Zoo

Things To Do In Greenville

The city of Greenville offers easy access to numerous museums including the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Glenkerry Golf Course, Greenville Country Club, Candlestone Inn Golf and Resort, and Double R Ranch Resort & Golf. Chief Hazy Cloud County Park, which covers more than 20 acres, is a popular fishing spot. Various recreational opportunities are available at the Ionia State Recreation Area, and Fallassburg County Park. Other popular attractions nearby include the John Ball Zoo, the Potter Park Zoo, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, and the Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park.

Greenville Transportation

The nearest major airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Greenville Higher Education

Calvin College, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Ferris State University are some of the colleges close to Greenville.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,429
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+2,993
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,828

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,263
% Above Poverty Level72.2%
% Below Poverty Level27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$84,600

Ancestry

German29.6%
Irish16.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
English13.9%
Dutch8.2%
French Except Basque4%
Scottish3.6%
Polish3.4%
Danishn3.1%
Italian1.9%
Finnish1.5%
Canadian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.7%
African0.6%
Latvian0.6%
Iraqi0.3%
Arab0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
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Greenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montcalm County
Standard Zip Codes48838
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.17
Approximate Longitude-85.25

Greenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENVILLE 2 NNE
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationHASTINGS
Distance36.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationST JOHNS
Distance37.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belding5,766$48,920
Cedar Springs3,617$43,971
Pierson226$50,208
Sand Lake1,496$44,242
Sheridan597$60,417
Stanton1,337$41,406

Greenville Public Libraries

Flat River Community Library
200 WEST JUDD STREET
Greenville, Michigan
(616) 754-6359

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Greenville Hospitals

Spectrum Health United Memorial - United Campus
(Non-profit)
615 S Bower Street

Greenville Public Schools

Grattan Academy - Middle/high School
9481 Jordan Rd
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-9360
High
Total Enrollment 148
Seiter Education Service Center
1401 East Van Deinse St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 225-4724
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Isd/local Center Programs
1401 E Vandeinse Avenue
ZIP: 48838
(616) 225-4724
Other
Total Enrollment 75
Greenville Senior High School
111 North Hillcrest St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-3681
High
Total Enrollment 1144
Cedar Crest Elementary School
622 South Cedar St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-3641
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Baldwin Heights School
821 West Oak St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-3643
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Lincoln Heights Elem. School
12420 Lincoln Lake Rd Ne
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-9167
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Walnut Hills Elementary School
712 North Walnut St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-3688
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Greenville Middle School
1321 Chase St
ZIP: 48838
(616) 754-9361
Middle
Total Enrollment 832
West Michigan Virtual - Greenville
8153 Satterlee Rd
ZIP: 48838
(616) 712-6227
High
Total Enrollment 90

Greenville Private Schools

St Charles Elementary School
502 S Franklin St
ZIP: 48838
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Pine Grove Amish Parochial School
1431 Fitzner Rd
ZIP: 48838
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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