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Fruitland is a township in Muskegon County, in the Muskegon-Norton Shores metro area.
The community was named for the abundance of fruit that could be grown there, including grapes and peaches.
The latitude of Fruitland is 43.344N. The longitude is -86.341W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,235.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fruitland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muskegon 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 49461 ZIP code.
21% of Fruitland residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fruitland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fruitland was $23,216, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Fruitland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fruitland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Muskegon County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fruitland political report.
The average commute time for Fruitland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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