Cedar Springs, Michigan facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Cedar Springs, Michigan
City
Location of Cedar Springs, Michigan
Location of Cedar Springs, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area
 • Total 2.10 sq mi (5.44 km2)
 • Land 2.03 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,509
 • Estimate (2012) 3,551
 • Density 1,728.6/sq mi (667.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49319
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-14200
GNIS feature ID 0622953

Cedar Springs is a city in Kent County in the state of Michigan, 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The population was 3,509 at the 2010 census.

History

Established as a lumber town in 1856, Cedar Springs boasted numerous lumber and shingle mills. The town was the northern terminus of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad for two years and also was the crossing point for the east to west running Toledo, Saginaw and Muskegon Railway, which became the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, which was built through the town in 1888. The community was named for the fine springs bordered by a cedar grove.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2), of which, 2.03 square miles (5.26 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.

Transportation

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,141
1890 1,035 −9.3%
1900 950 −8.2%
1910 947 −0.3%
1920 1,020 7.7%
1930 1,104 8.2%
1940 1,101 −0.3%
1950 1,378 25.2%
1960 1,768 28.3%
1970 1,807 2.2%
1980 2,615 44.7%
1990 2,600 −0.6%
2000 3,112 19.7%
2010 3,509 12.8%
Est. 2015 3,624 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,509 people, 1,215 households, and 887 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,728.6 inhabitants per square mile (667.4/km2). There were 1,307 housing units at an average density of 643.8 per square mile (248.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 1,215 households of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 21.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 29.6 years. 32.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 9.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,112 people, 1,115 households, and 774 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,701.9 per square mile (656.6/km²). There were 1,175 housing units at an average density of 642.6 per square mile (247.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.85% White, 0.29% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 1.19% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.82% of the population. The ancestries of the city are 24% German, 14.2% American, 13.7% Dutch, 9.8% Irish, 9.5% English, and 7.4% Polish.

There were 1,115 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.6 years (below state average). For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,542, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $37,708 versus $23,056 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,040. About 12.4% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.


Cedar Springs, Michigan Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.