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Cedar Springs, Michigan
City of Cedar Springs
Location within Kent County
Location within Kent County
Cedar Springs, Michigan is located in Michigan
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Cedar Springs, Michigan is located in the United States
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Established 1857
Incorporated 1871 (village)
1959 (city)
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Total 2.02 sq mi (5.23 km2)
 • Land 1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
856 ft (261 m)
 • Total 3,509
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,900.15/sq mi (733.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-14200
GNIS feature ID 0622953

Cedar Springs is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,509 at the 2010 census. Cedar Springs is a northern city of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area and is about 20 miles (32.2 km) north of Grand Rapids.


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.


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.



Major highways

  • US 131 forms a portion of the western boundary of the city.
  • M-46 turns north and runs concurrently with U.S. Route 131.


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%
2019 (est.) 3,711 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,509 people, 1,215 households, and 887 families living 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.

Notable people

  • Bert Carr, college football player with U of M; practiced medicine in Cedar Springs
  • Mike Huckleberry, Michigan House of Representatives from the 70th district; born in Cedar Springs
  • Charles Kelly, historian; Born in Cedar Springs
  • Brad Slaight, actor, writer, comedian, Hollywood celebrity; born in Cedar Springs

See also

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