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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Haven was $22,274, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Grand Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Grand Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $473. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.
Libraries in Grand Haven include Loutit District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grand Haven include Grand Haven Tribune
Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Haven political report.
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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