Comstock Park

Located close to Plainfield and Alpine townships, Comstock Park is home to the West Michigan White Caps, a minor league baseball team.  Shopping, restaurants and good schools build this community together.


Comstock Park, established as “Mill Creek” on Indian Mill Creek in the 19th century, is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes. The population was 10,674 at the 2000 census.

The Comstock Park CDP covers an area in southeast Alpine Township and southwest Plainfield Township near the Grand River. The Comstock Park ZIP code 49321 covers areas in central and eastern Alpine Township and western Plainfield Township, as well as a small area of southern Algoma Township.

The town hosts the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball club of the Midwest League.

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,674 people, 4,441 households, and 2,513 families residing in the community. The population density was 2,735.0 per square mile (1,056.7/km²). There were 4,654 housing units at an average density of 1,192.5/sq mi (460.7/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 87.30% White, 3.91%African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.33% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.22% of the population.

There were 4,441 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the community the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 20.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $40,202, and the median income for a family was $47,154. Males had a median income of $36,076 versus $26,331 for females. The per capita income for the community was $19,911. About 7.9% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

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