Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,344
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+3,582
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,349
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,521

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,149
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.6%
Median Gross Rent$882
Median House Value$149,100

Ancestry

Dutch39.8%
German17.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
English11%
Polish8.7%
Irish8.1%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish1.3%
Finnish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Latvian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
South African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Hudsonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ottawa County
Standard Zip Codes49426
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.86
Approximate Longitude-85.86

Hudsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOLLAND
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationGRAND RAPIDS INTL AP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grand Rapids197,081$57,937
Grandville15,952$70,087
Kentwood51,525$64,075
Walker24,768$78,579
Wyoming75,532$60,727
Zeeland5,581$68,181

Hudsonville Public Libraries

Gary Byker Memorial Library Of Hudsonville
3338 VAN BUREN STREET
Hudsonville, Michigan
(616) 669-1255

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Hudsonville Public Schools

Alward Elementary School
3811 Port Sheldon St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Baldwin Street Middle School
3835 Baldwin St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-7750
Middle
Total Enrollment 783
Bauer Elementary School
8136 48th Ave
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Forest Grove Elementary School
1645 32nd Ave
ZIP: 49426
(616) 896-9429
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Georgetown Elementary School
3909 Baldwin St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 797-9797
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Hudsonville Freshman Building
3370 Allen St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-1510
Other
Total Enrollment 471
Hudsonville High School
5037 32nd Ave
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1275
Park Elemementary School
5525 Park Ave
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-1970
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Riley Street Middle School
2745 Riley St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 896-1920
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
South Elementary School
2522 Greenly St
ZIP: 49426
(616) 669-9362
Primary
Total Enrollment 433

Hudsonville Private Schools

Beaverdam Christian School
5181 64th Ave
ZIP: 49426
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Freedom Christian Schools
6340 Autumn Dr
ZIP: 49426
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 267
Heritage Christian School
4900 40th Ave
ZIP: 49426
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 471
Hudsonville Christian School
3435 Oak St
ZIP: 49426
Elementary
Total Enrollment 760
Unity Christian High School
3487 Oak St
ZIP: 49426
Secondary
Total Enrollment 725
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