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Hesperia, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Hesperia, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°34′10″N 86°2′27″W / 43.56944°N 86.04083°W / 43.56944; -86.04083
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Oceana, Newaygo
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 954
 - Density 1,159.9/sq mi (447.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49421
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-37860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1620176[2]

Hesperia is a village in Newaygo and Oceana counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. About half of the village lies in Newfield Township in Oceana County and half in Denver Township in Newaygo County. The population was 954 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.53%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 954 people, 393 households, and 244 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,159.9 per square mile (449.2/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 532.5/sq mi (206.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.44% White, 0.42% African American, 1.47% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,460, and the median income for a family was $37,292. Males had a median income of $30,804 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,704. About 10.4% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.


Hesperia is governed by a 7 person Council consisting of six trustees (with alternating 4 year terms) and a President (2 year term). As of September, 2007 the following serve: President - Roger Kraus, Trustee and Pro Tem - Richard Williams, Trustees: Mari McGahan, Bill Siemens, Scott Kroepel, Toni Rumsey, Arthur Raymond

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at the Village Hall on E. Michigan Avenue at 7:30pm.


Clerk - Linda Stenberg Treasurer - Stacy Carlson DPW Supervisor - Ken Ward Chief of Police - Dale Gibbs Zoning Administrator - Dale Gibbs


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Coordinates: 43°34′08″N 86°02′22″W / 43.56889°N 86.03944°W / 43.56889; -86.03944



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