Zeeland, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 5,559 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 2,179  (39.2%)
Females: 3,380  (60.8%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49464.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,723 (it was $45,611 in 2000)
Zeeland:

$59,723
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,710 (it was $20,801 in 2000)

Zeeland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,835 (it was $112,800 in 2000)
Zeeland:

$166,835
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $224,361; detached houses: $243,856; townhouses or other attached units: $193,595; in 2-unit structures: $201,159; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,039; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,758; mobile homes: $59,003

Median gross rent in 2017: $830.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zeeland: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Zeeland, MI (2017)
    • 4,65680.4%White alone
    • 84314.6%Hispanic
    • 1432.5%Asian alone
    • 931.6%Two or more races
    • 420.7%Black alone
    • 170.3%American Indian alone

Races in Zeeland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Zeeland, Michigan as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zeeland is 117 to 1.


Crime rates in Zeeland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(71.5)
3
(54.4)
2
(36.8)
1
(18.5)
2
(37.2)
3
(54.5)
4
(71.9)
1
(17.9)
2
(35.5)
4
(70.7)
7
(123.9)
3
(53.6)
5
(89.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(53.6)
9
(163.1)
7
(128.8)
5
(92.4)
9
(167.2)
2
(36.4)
7
(125.9)
2
(35.9)
16
(284.2)
7
(123.8)
8
(141.6)
10
(178.8)
6
(107.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(143.0)
8
(145.0)
4
(73.6)
20
(369.7)
20
(371.5)
31
(563.6)
39
(701.4)
57
(1,022)
65
(1,155)
75
(1,326)
38
(672.6)
27
(482.7)
18
(323.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(1,234)
66
(1,196)
116
(2,135)
59
(1,091)
79
(1,468)
96
(1,745)
61
(1,097)
63
(1,130)
70
(1,243)
70
(1,238)
59
(1,044)
68
(1,216)
77
(1,383)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.8)
3
(55.5)
3
(55.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.0)
2
(35.9)
1
(17.8)
2
(35.4)
1
(17.7)
3
(53.6)
2
(35.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.4)
2
(36.0)
2
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)130.2134.1148.7107.2152.3160.2178.6146.5217.2226.5217.7170.7174.2

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City-data.com crime index in Zeeland, MI

Crime rate in Zeeland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (56.6%), American (8.1%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.5%), European (2.7%), French Canadian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 646 feet

Land area: 3.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,846 people per square mile   (low).

Zeeland, Michigan map

331 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

5.7%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,148 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,401 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wyoming, MI (17.3 miles , pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (99.6 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (108.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Holland, MI (2.3 miles ),
Beechwood, MI (2.3 miles ),
Hudsonville, MI (2.9 miles ),
Jenison, MI (3.4 miles ),
Allendale, MI (3.5 miles ),
Saugatuck, MI (3.8 miles ),
Grandville, MI (3.8 miles ),
Byron Center, MI (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 86.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,536 (+199.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 446 (17.4%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Zeeland, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Zeeland, MI in 2017
Zeeland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Zeeland, MI residents
Average permit cost in Zeeland, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Zeeland, MI
Historical housing units in Zeeland, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +348 (+6.4%).
Most common industries in Zeeland, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.7%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.3%)
  • Wood products (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Zeeland, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Zeeland, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Zeeland, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Zeeland-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Zeeland city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zeeland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 317.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from Zeeland center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 302.3 miles away from Zeeland center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from Zeeland center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from Zeeland center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 336.7 miles away from Zeeland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ottawa County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zeeland topographic map

Main business address for: MILLER HERMAN INC (OFFICE FURNITURE), GENTEX CORP (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Zeeland:

  • SPECTRUM HEALTH ZEELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 8333 FELCH ST)
  • HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY (320 E CENTRAL AVE)
  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (285 N STATE ST)
  • RAI ROYAL PARK - ZEELAND (2 ROYAL PARK DR)

Airports located in Zeeland:

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Amtrak stations near Zeeland:

  • 5 miles: HOLLAND (171 LINCOLN AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 20 miles: GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zeeland:

  • Hope College (about 5 miles; Holland, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 13 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 21 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Calvin College (about 24 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Cornerstone University (about 25 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Davenport University (about 25 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 32 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)

Public high schools in Zeeland:

  • ZEELAND EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 958, Location: 3333 96TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ZEELAND WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 774, Location: 3390 100TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • INNOCADEMY (Location: 8485 HOMESTEAD DR, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • ICADEMY GLOBAL (Location: 8485 HOMESTEAD DR, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • VENTURE ACADEMY (Location: 3333 96TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Zeeland:

Private elementary/middle schools in Zeeland:

  • ZEELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 935, Location: 334 W CENTRAL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BORCULO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 6830 96TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Zeeland

Library in Zeeland:

  • HOWARD MILLER LIBRARY (Operating income: $642,929; Location: 14 SOUTH CHURCH STREET; 71,485 books; 3,731 audio materials; 2,272 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 175 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Zeeland: Zeeland Fire Department Roosevelt Station (A), Zeeland Fire Department (B), Zeeland Historical Museum (C), Howard Miller Public Library (D), Zeeland City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Zeeland include: MILLER HERMAN INC (A), GENTEX CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Zeeland include: First Christian Reformed Church (A), North Street Christian Church (B), Third Christian Reformed Church (C), Second Reformed Church (D), First Reformed Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Faith Reformed Church (G), Haven Christian Reformed Church (H), Bethel Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Zeeland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Zeeland include: First Reformed Church Historical Marker (1), Zeeland Cemetery Historical Marker (2), Hoagland Park (3), Lawrence Park (4), Huizenga Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dekker HUIS (Museums; 37 East Main Avenue), Critter (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9275 Adams Street).

Birthplace of: Jim Kaat - Baseball player and coach, Bill Huizenga - Politician, Chris Kapenga - Politician, Dan Redder - College basketball player (Eastern Michigan Eagles), Eugene van Tamelen - Chemist, Ron Essink - Football player, Ron Schipper - Football coaches, Tyson DeVree - College football player (Colorado Buffaloes).

Ottawa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Zeeland and their reported violations in the past:

THE PHEASANT GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2008), St Unresolved (JAN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLEASANT ACRES TRAILER PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOLLAND CADET CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Zeeland that have no violations reported:

  • PARADISE COVE CONDOMINIUM RESORT/WEST WELL (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARADISE COVE CONDOMINIUM RESORT - EAST WELL (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCALLEY LAKE PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH POLE ICE CREAM SHOPPE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
199 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Zeeland (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Macatawa Bank: 815 East Main Street Branch, Royal Park Place Branch, Zeeland State Street Branch. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $1,506.0 mil, Deposits: $1,225.8 mil, headquarters in Holland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Macatawa Bank Corporation
  • Chemical Bank: Zeeland Branch at 9581 Riley, branch established on 1998/03/16; Zeeland Branch at 501 West Main Street, branch established on 1976/11/17. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Zeeland West Branch at 523 West Main St., branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • West Michigan Community Bank: Zeeland Branch at 59 West Washington Street, Unit K, branch established on 2012/02/20. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $119.3 mil, Deposits: $103.3 mil, headquarters in Hudsonville, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Zeeland Branch at 250 South State Street, branch established on 1994/05/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Zeeland:

Marital status in Zeeland, MI
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Zeeland:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Zeeland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zeeland, MI (based on Ottawa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant71,034194
Mainline Protestant41,59764
Catholic24,71011
Other1,84512
None124,615-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Ottawa County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Ottawa County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 134
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ottawa County:

8.3%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ottawa County:

26.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ottawa County:

10.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Zeeland:

52.7%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.5%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Zeeland:

28.7
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Zeeland:

11.6%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Zeeland:

34.8%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Zeeland:

58.3%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Zeeland:

77.8%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zeeland, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 19$96,083$60,6844$5,589
Police Protection - Officers 9$33,241$44,32111$4,132
Other Government Administration 8$41,811$62,7170$0
Streets and Highways 5$21,432$51,4370$0
Local Libraries 4$14,254$42,76212$10,711
Other and Unallocable 4$14,105$42,3154$6,636
Sewerage 4$18,664$55,9921$1,475
Financial Administration 3$15,221$60,8841$755
Water Supply 3$15,456$61,8240$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,275$43,6501$1,415
Police - Other 1$3,589$43,0682$2,797
Firefighters 0$0 27$13,367
Totals for Government 62$281,131$54,41263$46,877

Zeeland government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,270,000 ($588.24)
    Electric Utilities: $2,035,000 ($366.07)
    General - Other: $557,000 ($100.20)
    Regular Highways: $534,000 ($96.06)
    Water Utilities: $357,000 ($64.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $23,281,000 ($4187.98)
    General - Other: $2,439,000 ($438.75)
    Water Utilities: $2,311,000 ($415.72)
    Police Protection: $1,399,000 ($251.66)
    Sewerage: $1,197,000 ($215.33)
    Regular Highways: $995,000 ($178.99)
    Libraries: $672,000 ($120.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $522,000 ($93.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $520,000 ($93.54)
    Central Staff Services: $480,000 ($86.35)
    Financial Administration: $392,000 ($70.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $235,000 ($42.27)
    Transit Utilities: $83,000 ($14.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($26.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $83,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,809,000 ($865.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($11.69)

Zeeland government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,269,000 ($408.17)
    Other: $111,000 ($19.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $944,000 ($169.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $344,000 ($61.88)
    Highways: $319,000 ($57.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $714,000 ($128.44)
    Rents: $121,000 ($21.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $118,000 ($21.23)
    Sale of Property: $97,000 ($17.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $76,000 ($13.67)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($4.68)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $28,472,000 ($5121.78)
    Water Utilities: $4,775,000 ($858.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $538,000 ($96.78)
    General Local Government Support: $433,000 ($77.89)
    Other: $80,000 ($14.39)
  • Tax - Property: $7,189,000 ($1293.22)
    Other License: $206,000 ($37.06)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)

Zeeland government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,555,000 ($999.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,480,000 ($805.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,355,000 ($423.64)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,280,000 ($230.26)

Zeeland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,895,000 ($9155.42)

6.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($179 average AGI)
Ottawa County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, MI  2.23% ($59,021 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.80% ($45,252)
from Muskegon County, MI  0.63% ($49,258)


6.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Ottawa County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  2.18% ($48,138 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.86% ($52,279)
to Muskegon County, MI  0.73% ($52,859)
Businesses in Zeeland, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Jimmy John's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Subway1
Decora Cabinetry2U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS4
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Zeeland:

  • WMFN (640 AM; 1 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTC (1450 AM; 1 kW; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zeeland:

  • WJQK (99.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BEACON BC/ING CO. OF WEST MICHIGAN)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTHS (89.9 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: HOPE COLLEGE)
  • WYVN (92.7 FM; SAUGATUCK, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)

TV broadcast stations around Zeeland:

  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Zeeland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Zeeland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 276ft / 84.0mTotal length
  • $942,000Total costs
  • 379,901Total average daily traffic
  • 33,581Total average daily truck traffic
  • 313,257Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Zeeland, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 301970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Zeeland, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Zeeland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Zeeland, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Zeeland)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Zeeland)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$88,56022$102,508100$113,5848$41,8264$69,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$65,5333$82,7535$96,8381$3,0801$58,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$95,8604$87,31534$116,2174$29,4904$99,460
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$70,9322$75,17025$115,1871$6,1700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$35,4701$70,9304$104,4700$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0229.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$68,6204$145,7200$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$84,4251$186,5801$65,530
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$108,3250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0229.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zeeland, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Zeeland, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 44. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2013, and the least - 20 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zeeland, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (26.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zeeland, MI
    • 38350.7%Structure Fires
    • 19926.3%Outside Fires
    • 13217.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 425.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Zeeland, MI
Most common first names in Zeeland, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16077.9 years
Henry8681.1 years
Jennie6085.2 years
Gertrude5683.6 years
William5480.1 years
Gerrit5380.7 years
Anna4181.6 years
George3980.2 years
Henrietta3880.0 years
James3571.5 years
Most common last names in Zeeland, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vandenbosch3179.2 years
Walters2473.6 years
Devries2481.2 years
Dejonge2280.3 years
Brower2179.2 years
Timmer1977.7 years
Nykamp1974.2 years
Smith1875.8 years
Bos1778.0 years
Vanhaitsma1679.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zeeland, MI
  • 94.6%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zeeland, MI
  • 83.5%Utility gas
  • 16.5%Electricity


Zeeland compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Zeeland on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 (49464) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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