Grandville & Jenison

These cities are located on the South West corner of Grand Rapids.  Granville is the location of River Town Crossings, one of West Michigan’s biggest shopping malls.  Both cities have lots of restaurants and other shopping opportunities.  Community connection along with an active school district make these towns rich in history and culture.

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Grandville

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,263 people, 6,095 households, and 4,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,195.6 per square mile (847.4/km²). There were 6,279 housing units at an average density of 847.7/sq mi (327.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 1.40% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

There were 6,095 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples]] living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,570, and the median income for a family was $55,047. Males had a median income of $41,619 versus $26,350 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,306. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Jenison

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,211 people, 5,975 households, and 4,863 families residing in the community. The population density was 2,940.8 per square mile (1,135.9/km²). There were 6,065 housing units at an average density of 1,036.3/sq mi (400.3/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 97.04% White, 0.49% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 5,975 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the community the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
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