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Grand Haven is a charter township in Ottawa County, in the Holland-Grand Haven metro area.
The community was named for its location near the Grand River.
[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 42.996N. The longitude is -86.198W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,278.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49460 ZIP code.
24% of Grand Haven residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $25,025, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Grand Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grand Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $497. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,123.
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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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