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Grand Haven is a city in Ottawa County, in the Holland-Grand Haven metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Grand Haven. For links to other places called Grand Haven, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Grand Haven is 43.063N. The longitude is -86.228W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,842.


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Median household income
Local
$40,322
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Haven demographic reports
Grand Haven is on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Grand River
Former and merged names include:
· Stuart
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 36. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Art Festival - June 30- July 1, 2007
  • Coast Guard Festival - July 27-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Winterfest - Jan. 25-28, 2007
  • Great Lakes Kite Festival - May 18-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grand Haven web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Grand Haven State Park
Historic sites and museums: Tri-Cities Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Haven demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ottawa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49417 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Grand Haven residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Haven ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Haven was $22,274, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Grand Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grand Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $473.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.


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Libraries in Grand Haven include Loutit District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grand Haven include Grand Haven Tribune

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Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Haven political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Grand Haven workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grand Haven between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Grand Haven include Best Western, Days Inn, Fountain Inn.

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