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Overview

Introduction to Wyoming Michigan

Wyoming, Michigan, in Kent county, is 111 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wyoming is recognized as a suburb of Grand Rapids. The region features a blend of urban areas and nature. The county has experienced urban sprawl but the outer regions of the county are primarily agricultural areas. Wyoming is located south of the Grand River, which is the largest river in the state. The headquarters of Gordon Food Service is located in the city.

Wyoming History

The Hopewell Indians were the original inhabitants of the county. The first non-native settlements were established in 1832 and are regarded as some of the first communities in Western Michigan. The region was known for agriculture, logging and furniture manufacturing. The area had been known as Byron Township. Wyoming Township was founded in 1848 and incorporated as the city of Wyoming in 1959 in order to prevent further annexation of land by other municipalities. The city's name was taken from Wyoming County New York, where a large number of the original settlers earlier resided.

Wyoming Attractions

The prominent Frederik Meijers Gardens and Sculpture Park includes notable attractions such as the Gallery Collection, scenic garden trails, an amphitheater garden, carnivorous plant house, English Perennial Garden, Tropical Conservatory and the Victorian Garden. The Sculpture Park features artwork placed in natural settings such as meadows, valleys and hill areas. It features the artworks of renowned sculptors. Some of the other notable attractions in the city include:

  • Van Andel Arena
  • Van Andel Museum
  • Palmer Park features several hiking trails and a golf course
  • Buck Creek Nature Area
  • The Southland Mall is popular for shopping
  • Craig's Cruisers offers go-karts, various rides for children and miniature golfing

Some of the notable nearby attractions include the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Coopersville Marne Railway, Waterfront Film Festival, Ah-Nab-Awen Park and the Cascade Winery.

Wyoming Activities

Residents can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities at Lake Michigan, which is approximately thirty minutes from Wyoming. The North Country, Thornapple and White Pine are some of the notable nearby trails utilized for hiking and bicycle riding.

Demographics

People

Total Population74,692
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+37,995
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,499
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,846

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,114
% Above Poverty Level84.1%
% Below Poverty Level15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.2%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$100,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.2%
Dutch18%
Irish9.7%
English7.1%
Polish6.5%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Canadian0.8%
African0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Wyoming Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kent County
Standard Zip Codes49509, 49519, 49418, 49503, 49508, 49548
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.9
Approximate Longitude-85.69

Wyoming Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRAND RAPIDS INTL AP
Distance9.8 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
Distance23.2 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
StationGRAND HAVEN FIRE DEPT
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp19 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp43 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Grand Rapids11,297$128,704
Grand Rapids193,887$51,495
Grandville15,842$66,819
Hudsonville7,278$64,593
Kentwood50,761$60,307
Walker24,458$70,208

Wyoming Hospitals

Metro Health Hospital
(Non-profit)
5900 Byron Center Avenue, Sw

Wyoming Public Schools

Grandville Century Park Learning Center
5710 Kenowa Ave Sw
ZIP: 49418
(616) 254-6821
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Grandville Grand View Elementary School
3701 52nd St Sw
ZIP: 49418
(616) 254-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
East Lee Campus
982 Lee St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 241-2661
High
Total Enrollment 109
Godfrey Elementary School
1920 Godfrey Ave Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 243-0533
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Godfrey-lee Early Childhood Ctr.
961 Joosten St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 452-8703
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Kelloggsville Regional Center
977 44th St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 532-1585
Lee High School
1335 Lee St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 452-3296
High
Total Enrollment 497
Lee Middle School
1335 Lee St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 452-3296
Middle
Total Enrollment 427
Oriole Park Elementary School
1420 40th St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 530-7558
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
West Godwin Elementary School
3546 Clyde Park Ave Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 252-2030
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Wyoming High School
1350 Prairie Pkwy Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 530-7580
High
Total Enrollment 928
Wyoming Intermediate
1331 33rd St Sw
ZIP: 49509
(616) 530-7540
Middle
Total Enrollment 597
Gladiola Elementary School
3500 Gladiola Ave Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7596
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Parkview Elementary School
2075 Lee St Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7572
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Vanguard Charter Academy
1620 52nd St Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 538-3630
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
West Elementary School
1840 38th St Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7533
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Wyoming Community Educ. Center
3600 Byron Center Ave Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7500
High
Wyoming Junior High
2125 Wrenwood Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7590
Middle
Total Enrollment 1011
Wyoming Regional Center
3600 Byron Center Ave Sw
ZIP: 49519
(616) 530-7525
Primary
Total Enrollment 45

Wyoming Private Schools

Anchorpoint Christian School
601 36th St Sw
ZIP: 49509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School
4201 Burlingame Ave Sw
ZIP: 49509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
San Juan Diego Academy
1650 Godfrey Ave Sw
ZIP: 49509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
St John Vianney Elementary School
4101 Clyde Park Ave Sw
ZIP: 49509
Elementary
Total Enrollment 265
West Michigan Lutheran High School
601 36th St Sw
ZIP: 49509
Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Adams Protestant Reformed Christian School
5539 Byron Center Ave Sw
ZIP: 49519
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 426
Tri-unity Christian School
2104 44th St Sw
ZIP: 49519
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 294
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