Grand Haven, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 11,047 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 5,403  (48.9%)
Females: 5,644  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

48.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49417.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,889 (it was $40,322 in 2000)
Grand Haven:

$57,889
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,122 (it was $22,274 in 2000)

Grand Haven city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $184,923 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Grand Haven:

$184,923
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $260,089; detached houses: $286,391; townhouses or other attached units: $330,971; in 2-unit structures: $478,534; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $294,089; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $599,888; mobile homes: $21,922

Median gross rent in 2019: $823.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Haven: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Grand Haven, MI (2019)
    • 10,62394.9%White alone
    • 2342.1%Hispanic
    • 1391.2%Two or more races
    • 640.6%American Indian alone
    • 430.4%Asian alone
    • 380.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Grand Haven, Michigan as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grand Haven is 168 to 1.


Crime rates in Grand Haven by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(66.3)
10
(95.4)
7
(66.4)
6
(56.7)
12
(115.3)
8
(76.1)
13
(121.1)
7
(63.5)
8
(72.0)
20
(178.6)
14
(127.2)
9
(81.9)
11
(98.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(28.4)
6
(57.2)
2
(19.0)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.0)
3
(28.0)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(255.7)
31
(295.6)
24
(227.5)
20
(189.1)
6
(57.7)
8
(76.1)
13
(121.1)
8
(72.6)
11
(99.0)
4
(35.7)
3
(27.3)
11
(100.1)
13
(116.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(757.6)
37
(352.9)
33
(312.9)
40
(378.3)
39
(374.9)
31
(294.7)
37
(344.8)
31
(281.3)
23
(207.1)
29
(259.0)
17
(154.5)
21
(191.2)
14
(125.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
332
(3,144)
274
(2,613)
300
(2,844)
314
(2,970)
252
(2,422)
321
(3,052)
236
(2,199)
183
(1,661)
182
(1,638)
177
(1,581)
167
(1,518)
143
(1,302)
155
(1,390)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(75.8)
3
(28.6)
7
(66.4)
5
(47.3)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.0)
3
(28.0)
3
(27.2)
6
(54.0)
6
(53.6)
11
(100.0)
9
(81.9)
4
(35.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(75.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.6)
3
(28.5)
5
(46.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index297.5284.1245.3235.1230.6226.0243.9156.4161.8243.7186.8175.8195.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Grand Haven, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 36 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: Dutch (24.8%), German (16.5%), American (9.0%), English (6.3%), European (4.8%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 5.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,903 people per square mile   (low).

Grand Haven, Michigan map

249 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

2.2%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,609 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,721 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wyoming, MI (28.6 miles , pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (87.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Spring Lake, MI (1.3 miles ),
Ferrysburg, MI (1.4 miles ),
Fruitport, MI (2.4 miles ),
Norton Shores, MI (2.9 miles ),
Roosevelt Park, MI (3.1 miles ),
Muskegon Heights, MI (3.2 miles ),
Muskegon, MI (3.4 miles ),
North Muskegon, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.06 N, Longitude: 86.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,507 (+58.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,299 (42.7%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Grand Haven, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grand Haven, MI in 2019
Grand Haven satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $279,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $369,200
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $566,700
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $406,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $523,400
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2018: 12 buildings, average cost: $285,500
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $330,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Grand Haven, MI residents
Average permit cost in Grand Haven, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
Michigan:

6.3%
Historical population in Grand Haven, MI
Historical housing units in Grand Haven, MI
Most common industries in Grand Haven, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Grand Haven, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Grand Haven, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Grand Haven, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.452. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.452
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0132. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0132
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Grand Haven-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Grand Haven 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 15.5 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:

Grand Haven-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Grand Haven center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.3 miles away from Grand Haven center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from Grand Haven 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 317.2 miles away from Grand Haven 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 305.7 miles away from Grand Haven center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 198.8 miles away from the city 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 (15) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Haven topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Grand Haven:

  • NORTH OTTAWA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1309 SHELDON RD)
  • RIVERSIDE NURSING CENTRE (415 FRIANT STREET)
  • SANCTUARY AT THE SHORE (900 S BEACON BLVD)
  • DAVITA - GRAND HAVEN (16964 ROBBINS RD)

Airports located in Grand Haven:

Amtrak station near Grand Haven:

  • 20 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Haven:

  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 13 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,293)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 14 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 19 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 20 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 29 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Cornerstone University (about 33 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Calvin College (about 34 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)

Public high schools in Grand Haven:

  • GRAND HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,889, Location: 17001 FERRIS ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 106 SOUTH 6TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL (Location: 106 S 6TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • GRAND HAVEN CYBER SCHOOL (Location: 1415 S BEECHTREE ST, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Grand Haven:

  • LAKESHORE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 101, Location: 13664 LAKESHORE DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Grand Haven:

Private elementary/middle schools in Grand Haven:

  • GRAND HAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 337, Location: 1102 GRANT AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 109, Location: 525 TAYLOR AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Grand Haven

Library in Grand Haven:

  • LOUTIT DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,125,179; Location: 407 COLUMBUS AVENUE; 102,714 books; 1,316 e-books; 7,712 audio materials; 4,501 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 154 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Radio station 94.5 FM now has the call letters WTNR it is no longer WKLQ. It is still owned by Citadel Broadcasting.
  • WKLQ is no longer 94.5, It is now 107.3

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Grand Haven: Corps of Engineers Boatyard (A), The Wharf Marina Incorporated (B), Grand Haven Municipal Marine (C), North Shore Marina Incorporated (D), Fricke Marine Service (E), Grand Valley Marina (F), Grand Haven Station (G), Grand Haven Department of Public Safety (H), Grand Haven Police Department (I), Shore Haven Nursing Home (J), Riverside Nursing Center (K), Ottawa County Building (L), Grand Haven Fire Department (M), Grand Haven City Hall (N), Tri Cities Historical Museum (O), Grand Haven Loutit Library (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grand Haven include: Watermark Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Saint Paul's United Church of Christ (C), Calvary Christian Fellowship (D), Second Reformed Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Christian Science Church (G), Trinity Reformed Church (H), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Grand Haven include: Sluka Park (1), Old Kent Pond Park (2), Johnston Park (3), Klaver Park (4), Central Park (5), Klempel Park (6), Kiert Island Park (7), Bicentennial Park (8), Chinook Pier Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Grand Haven Area Convention & Vistors Bureau (1 South Harbor Drive), Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven - Spring Lake Ferrysburg (1 South Harbor Drive), Castle (Tours & Charters; 200 Prospect Street).

Hotels: Harbor House Inn (114 South Harbor Drive), Days Inn Grand Haven (1500 South Beacon Boulevard), Brezza di Lago Hotel & Suites (200 S. Harbor Dr), Best Western Beacon Inn (1525 South Beacon Boulevard), Fountain Inn (1010 South Beacon Boulevard), Courtesy Motel (15877 Lake Michigan Drive), Castle (200 Prospect Street), Highland Park Hotel Bed and Breakfast (1414 Lake Avenue).

Courts: Ottawa County - Community Programs- Grand Haven- District Court- Community Service Work Pro (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Circuit Court Adult Probation Parole- Circuit Court Probation Parole- Probate C (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Grand Haven Probation Office- Traffic Division- District C (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - See Msu Extension- District Court- Grand Haven Office (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Intensive Supervision Probation Programs- District Court- Community Prog (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Grand Haven- Friend of the Court (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Grand Haven- Circuit Court (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Clerk's Office- Circuit Court Records (414 Washington Avenue), Ottawa County - Clerk's Office- Curcuit Court Records (414 Washington Avenue).

Birthplace of: Julian Hatton - Artist, Dan Bylsma - NHL player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, born: Sep 19, 1970), Neal Ball - Baseball player, Howard Bailey (baseball) - Baseball player.

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 Grand Haven and their reported violations in the past:

N. OTTAWA ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ROBINSON BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ST ANTHONYS CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROBINSON TWPS. PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SPINNERS CORNERS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RIVER HAVEN MARINA (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LISA'S GRILLE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP (Population served: 13,819, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • GRAND HAVEN (Population served: 11,268, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • OAKLEA PARTY STORE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOFMA PRESERVE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STABLE INN (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REENDERS - EAST/WEST CAMP (Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOFMA PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHORE ACRES ASSOCIATION (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POTTAWATTOMIE PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESCO #36 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.1%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
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

People in group quarters in Grand Haven in 2010:

  • 142 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Grand Haven in 2000:

  • 203 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.

Banks with most branches in Grand Haven (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Grand Haven Branch, Grandhaven Branch, Grand Haven Branch, Grand Haven Branch. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Grand Haven Meijer Bkg. Ctr. Branch, Grand Haven Main Branch, Robbins Road Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Grand Haven Main Office Branch, Drive-In Branch, Robbins Road Branch. 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
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Grand Haven Branch at 17034 E Robbins Road, Ste 110, branch established on 1998/12/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Citizens Bank: Grand Haven Branch at 21 N Beacon Ave, branch established on 2002/05/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Bank of Holland: Grand Haven Limited Service Facilitt at 16930 Robbins Road, Suite 120, branch established on 2011/09/01. Info updated 2008/02/12: Bank assets: $651.9 mil, Deposits: $528.5 mil, headquarters in Holland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Michigan Financial Corporation
  • Michigan Commerce Bank: Grand Haven Branch at 333 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1995/05/01. Info updated 2010/04/14: Bank assets: $777.0 mil, Deposits: $746.6 mil, headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bancorp Ltd.
  • Community Shores Bank: Grand Haven Branch at 1120 South Beacon Boulevard, branch established on 2007/08/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.6 mil, Deposits: $191.6 mil, headquarters in Muskegon, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Community Shores Bank Corporation
  • Chemical Bank: Grand Haven Branch at 1600 Beacon Blvd, branch established on 1923/01/01. 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
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Grand Haven:

Marital status in Grand Haven, MI
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Grand Haven:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grand Haven
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Grand Haven, 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
This county:

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
This 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
Ottawa 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:
This county:

10.7%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grand Haven:

49.6%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Grand Haven:

45.5%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grand Haven:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Grand Haven:

76.9%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grand Haven, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 75$229,486$36,7181$1,080
Police Protection - Officers 30$186,193$74,4770$0
Transit 19$75,399$47,62052$85,215
Other and Unallocable 16$73,085$54,8141$2,405
Sewerage 15$65,445$52,3560$0
Streets and Highways 14$55,986$47,9880$0
Financial Administration 9$46,217$61,6230$0
Parks and Recreation 8$32,864$49,2961$1,512
Water Supply 7$34,304$58,8071$1,139
Other Government Administration 7$38,909$66,7010$0
Police - Other 3$11,629$46,5166$5,232
Firefighters 3$12,015$48,0601$261
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$14,459$57,8362$4,236
Fire - Other 1$6,123$73,4760$0
Airports 1$1,993$23,9161$2,214
Totals for Government 211$884,106$50,28166$103,294

Grand Haven government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,397,000 ($307.50)
    Regular Highways: $1,252,000 ($113.33)
    Water Utilities: $436,000 ($39.47)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $29,851,000 ($2702.18)
    General - Other: $7,152,000 ($647.42)
    Regular Highways: $4,746,000 ($429.62)
    Sewerage: $1,967,000 ($178.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,627,000 ($147.28)
    Financial Administration: $1,034,000 ($93.60)
    Central Staff Services: $889,000 ($80.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $766,000 ($69.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $449,000 ($40.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $314,000 ($28.42)
    Air Transportation: $183,000 ($16.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,287,000 ($116.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,722,000 ($246.40)
    Transit Utilities: $346,000 ($31.32)
    Sewerage: $227,000 ($20.55)
    Police Protection: $202,000 ($18.29)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($4.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,126,000 ($645.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($7.06)

Grand Haven government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,219,000 ($200.87)
    Other: $1,692,000 ($153.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $455,000 ($41.19)
    Air Transportation: $191,000 ($17.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $93,000 ($8.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($1.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,772,000 ($250.93)
    Highways: $1,217,000 ($110.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $47,000 ($4.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $936,000 ($84.73)
    Rents: $415,000 ($37.57)
    Interest Earnings: $146,000 ($13.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000 ($9.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $91,000 ($8.24)
    Special Assessments: $56,000 ($5.07)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $36,148,000 ($3272.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,989,000 ($180.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,019,000 ($92.24)
    Highways: $949,000 ($85.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($2.26)
    Other: $22,000 ($1.99)
  • Tax - Property: $9,678,000 ($876.07)
    Other License: $646,000 ($58.48)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $40,000 ($3.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.18)

Grand Haven government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,571,000 ($3129.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,937,000 ($2891.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,825,000 ($889.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,191,000 ($650.95)

Grand Haven government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,184,000 ($2822.85)

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 Grand Haven, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Meijer1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1Sprint Nextel2
Cold Stone Creamery1Staples1
Curves1Starbucks3
Days Inn1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx3UPS8
Ford1Vans1
GNC1Walgreens2
GameStop1Walmart1
H&R Block2Wendy's1
Home Depot1YMCA1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Haven:

  • WGHN (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND HAVEN, MI; Owner: WGHN, INC.)
  • WGVS (850 AM; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMUS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Haven:

  • WGHN-FM (92.1 FM; GRAND HAVEN, MI; Owner: WGHN, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJQK (99.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BEACON BC/ING CO. OF WEST MICHIGAN)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Haven:

  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMKG-LP (Channel 38; NORTON SHORES, MI; Owner: KELLEY ENTERPRISES)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Grand Haven fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.5mTotal length
  • $101,000Total costs
  • 143,766Total average daily traffic
  • 3,791Total average daily truck traffic
  • 183,944Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$108,86562$117,141291$143,63012$60,8431$267,34066$172,9182$25,295
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$78,2782$130,04021$176,4903$7,1400$05$177,9420$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$82,12812$144,08373$167,6886$26,5430$021$185,5340$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$125,3449$99,34837$137,6273$64,9530$09$133,8590$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$73,8801$159,84024$122,3550$00$04$82,3030$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00 , 0209.00, 0210.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$131,9908$161,7091$158,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$97,7031$85,2201$133,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$117,5001$119,3101$55,620
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$106,5100$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$89,7100$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00 , 0209.00, 0210.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grand Haven, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grand Haven, 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 fires per year is 96. The highest number of reported fires - 130 took place in 2003, and the least - 73 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Grand Haven, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Grand Haven, MI
    • 73645.1%Structure Fires
    • 53532.8%Outside Fires
    • 25515.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1076.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grand Haven, MI
Most common first names in Grand Haven, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19976.5 years
William15375.0 years
Robert12871.3 years
Mary12279.9 years
James9970.8 years
George8276.4 years
Charles8275.7 years
Margaret7980.6 years
Henry7980.7 years
Elizabeth7382.9 years
Most common last names in Grand Haven, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4376.8 years
Miller3974.8 years
Smith2978.5 years
Fisher2982.4 years
Anderson2578.4 years
Cook2468.5 years
Poel2480.4 years
Bethke2381.8 years
Davis2272.4 years
Kieft2182.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grand Haven, MI
  • 90.2%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grand Haven, MI
  • 64.9%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood


Grand Haven compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Grand Haven on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #34 (49417) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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