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Algoma is a township in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.
One tradition says that Algoma township was named for a steamship that cruised the Grand River. Another tradition reports that Algoma was a local Native American word meaning "fields of wild roses".
The latitude of Algoma is 43.161N. The longitude is -85.609W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 764 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,596.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Algoma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49306 ZIP code.
19% of Algoma residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Algoma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Algoma was $23,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Algoma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Algoma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,088.
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Algoma political report.
The average commute time for Algoma workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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