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Cedar Springs is a city in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.

The latitude of Cedar Springs is 43.223N. The longitude is -85.551W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,184.


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Median household income
Local
$39,542
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cedar Springs demographic reports
Cedar Springs is on Cedar Creek.
The city's association with red flannel began during the cold winter of 1936, when a New York City newspaper columnist bemoaned that red-flannel underwear was no longer available. The Cedar Springs newspaper responded with an editorial saying, "Just because Saks Fifth Avenue does not carry red flannels it doesn't follow that no one in the country does. Cedar Springs' merchants have red flannels!" Orders came pouring in from all over the country.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Red Flannel Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cedar Springs web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Cedar Springs residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cedar Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cedar Springs was $16,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Cedar Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cedar Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Libraries in Cedar Springs include Cedar Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cedar Springs political report.

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The average commute time for Cedar Springs workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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