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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 Population7,278
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+3,481
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married56.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$31,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,213
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,151

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,593
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone17.9%
Median Gross Rent$785
Median House Value$134,500

Ancestry

German20.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
English8.5%
Irish6.6%
Polish5.1%
French Except Basque3.7%
Russian2.7%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Danishn0.7%
African0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Sudanese0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
South African0.1%
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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 Rapids193,887$51,495
Grandville15,842$66,819
Kentwood50,761$60,307
Walker24,458$70,208
Wyoming74,692$56,114
Zeeland5,595$50,750

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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