The City of Wyoming has a long and profound history. A city that has grown in the shadow of metropolitan Grand Rapids, Wyoming has come into its own.
Today, Wyoming is Michigan’s 16th largest community with west Michigan’s largest industrial tax base. The City has grown to 70,000 strong with a diverse cultural base, seven school districts, a balance of older and modern homes, retail variety and an abundance of parkland.
If you’re relocating to the area or seeking a new career, Wyoming offers a selection of educational options for school age children and for adults seeking a higher education. Wyoming is home to seven primary and secondary school districts and within easy access to eight colleges and universities.
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The city is situated southwest of Grand Rapids and south of the Grand River. Grandville and Georgetown Township in Ottawa County are to the west. Byron Township is to the south and the city of Kentwood to the east. U.S. Highway 131 runs along the eastern side of the city and Interstate 196 runs southwest-northeast along the Grand River. The newly completed Paul B. Henry Freeway runs along the south side of the city and connects I-196 with US-131 and Interstate 96. M-11 runs east-west through the north of the city, also connect I-196, US-131, and I-96.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.5 square miles (63.5 km²), of which, 24.4 square miles (63.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 69,368 people, 26,536 households, and 17,540 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,840.1 per square mile (1,096.8/km²). There were 27,506 housing units at an average density of 1,126.2/sq mi (434.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.32% White, 4.85% African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.92% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.70% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.66% of the population.
There were 26,536 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,164, and the median income for a family was $50,002. Males had a median income of $35,772 versus $25,482 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,287. About 5.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.