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Overview

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 is part of the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,595
Male Share of the Population39.1%
Female Share of the Population60.9%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+2,342
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,883
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,536
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,542

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,750
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$123,100

Ancestry

Dutch42.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
German8.9%
English6.2%
Irish6.1%
Swedish3.6%
Italian3%
Greek2.1%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Canadian1%
Danishn0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Zeeland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ottawa County
Standard Zip Codes49464
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.81
Approximate Longitude-86.01

Zeeland 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
Distance5.4 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
StationALLEGAN 5 NE
Distance19.9 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
Distance20.2 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
Coopersville4,329$62,044
Douglas1,128$57,083
Grandville15,842$66,819
Holland33,581$59,468
Hudsonville7,278$64,593
Saugatuck942$76,136

Zeeland Hospitals

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
8333 Felch St

Zeeland Public Schools

Adams Elementary School
7447 Adams St
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3476
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Cityside Middle School
320 East Main Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
Creekside Middle School
179 West Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Early Childhood Center
140 West Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3275
Primary
Icademy Global
8485 Homestead Dr
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-5637
Other
Total Enrollment 320
Innocademy
8485 Homestead Dr
ZIP: 49464
(616) 610-0031
Other
Total Enrollment 256
Lincoln Elementary School
60 East Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
New Groningen School
10542 Chicago Dr
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3375
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Quincy Elementary School
10155 Quincy St
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-4701
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Roosevelt Elementary School
175 West Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Venture Academy
3333 96th Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-4740
High
Total Enrollment 109
Woodbridge Elementary School
9110 Woodbridge St
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Zeeland East High School
3333 96th Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3100
High
Total Enrollment 986
Zeeland Quest
175 W Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-3065
Primary
Total Enrollment 155
Zeeland West High School
3390 100th Ave
ZIP: 49464
(616) 748-4500
High
Total Enrollment 836

Zeeland Private Schools

Borculo Christian School
6830 96th Ave
ZIP: 49464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
Learning Tree Montessori
1305 96th Ave
ZIP: 49464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Zeeland Christian School
334 W Central Ave
ZIP: 49464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 680
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