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Zeeland, Michigan
Location of Zeeland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
 • Mayor Kevin Klynstra
 • City 3.01 sq mi (7.80 km2)
 • Land 2.99 sq mi (7.74 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 649 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 5,504
 • Estimate (2012) 5,558
 • Density 1,840.8/sq mi (710.7/km2)
 • Metro 1,306,768 (Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland MSA)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49464
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-89260
GNIS feature ID 1616917
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
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  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Zeeland MI 49464
Excellent Service.  Highly recommended.
Everyone at Rose moving was a pleasure to work with.  They made you feel very comfortable though out the whole process.  Very professional.
April 04, 2017
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They showed up on time. They did what they said they would do. They delivered on time, as they said they would do. Everything was perfect. Thank You Rose / Allied team you are the best. Thank You Mike, & Bev
January 26, 2017
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The two young gentleman were here most of the day in a very busy small office environment. They were polite and at times so quiet while working we forgot they were here.
October 30, 2014

Zeeland (Get Moving Estimate for Zeeland, MI) (/ˈzlɨnd/ ZEE-lənd) is a city in Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,504 at the 2010 census. The city is located at the western edge of Zeeland Charter (Zeeland Charter, Michigan Relocation) which is politically independent. Its name is derived from the Dutch province of Zeeland.


In 1847, nearly 500 Dutch citizens sailed for America ostensibly to achieve religious freedom. However, an alternative explanation was their opposition to modern scientific and social advances, such as contraception, vaccination, insurance, chemical fertilizers, and their failure to thrive in their home province of (Zeeland (Get Moving Cost for Zeeland, MI), Netherlands).

The emigrants were led by Jannes van de Luijster, a wealthy landowner who sold his holdings in the Netherlands to advance money for the members to pay their debts and buy passage to America. Their settlement, some 16,000 acres (65 km2) of land once occupied by the Odawa people, was named after their home province of Zeeland (Get Moving Prices for Zeeland, MI).

Van de Luyster arranged for three ships to sail for the United States. He came on the first ship, arriving on June 27, 1847. He was followed by the Steketee group on July 4, and Reverend Van Der Meulen’s group on August 1 of that year. The total number of settlers was 457.

Dutch settlements in Michigan.

The first building was a church. The town of Zeeland (Get Moves Quote for Zeeland, MI) was platted in 1849, and the school district was organized the following year.

Within twenty-five years, Zeeland (Get Move Quote for Zeeland, MI) had acquired a sawmill, a wagon factory, blacksmith shops, grocery stores, and a post office.

The village officially became a city in 1907 with a population of almost 3,000. There was a two-story brick kindergarten building, a two-story brick grade school, and a brick house building. The city also had four furniture factories, one large manufacturing plant, and several mills and smaller manufacturing industries.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.01 square miles (7.80 km2), of which, 2.99 square miles (7.74 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The town itself is located on a hill giving the city a higher elevation compared to the surrounding township land. Much of the outlying areas contain farmland and forest.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,504 people, 2,246 households, and 1,426 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,840.8 inhabitants per square mile (710.7 /km2). There were 2,446 housing units at an average density of 818.1 per square mile (315.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.4% of the population.

There were 2,246 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.8% male and 55.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,805 people, 2,283 households, and 1,490 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,927.7 per square mile (744.6/km²). There were 2,389 housing units at an average density of 793.3 per square mile (306.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.90% White, 0.59% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population.

There were 2,283 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, ages of the residents spanned a broad range with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,611, and the median income for a family was $53,227. Males had a median income of $35,288 versus $26,913 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,801. About 2.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Zeeland (Get Moves Cost for Zeeland, MI) West High School and athletic fields
K-12 public schools
Private schools
Higher education
  • Hope College
  • Grand Valley State University
School issues
  • In 2012, Zeeland (Get Relocation Cost for Zeeland, MI) school district superintendent Dave Barry was accused of plagiarism for using text from a blog post by Mark Rutherford without giving credit. The school board decided to punish Barry by suspending him for two weeks without pay. Barry said he respected the board's decision and promised it wouldn't happen again, saying that he'd "fallen short of the mark." Barry also said that this was not the only time he has taken credit for someone's work, but the number of times he has done so has not been released to the public.
  • Prior to the release of the 1998 album Follow the Leader by the band Korn, Gretchen Plewes, a Zeeland high school assistant principal, said in an interview for a Michigan newspaper that the group's music is "indecent, vulgar, obscene and intends to be insulting" after giving a student, Eric VanHoven, a one-day suspension for wearing a shirt with the Korn logo on it. WKLQ was filmed giving away hundreds of free Korn T-shirts, which were donated by the band, outside the school. Ottawa (Ottawa, MI Moving Reviews) policemen helped hand out shirts as well. Korn filed a cease and desist order against Plewes and the school district for their comments. They also threatened with a multi-million dollar lawsuit, but both files were dropped due to the band members' personal lives.


Zeeland (Get Relocation Cost for Zeeland, MI) is home to several world renowned companies. Those in the city of Zeeland (Get Movers Prices for Zeeland, MI) include:

  • Plascore (Honeycomb Manufacturing)
  • Herman Miller (Office equipment and modern furniture for the home)
  • Howard Miller (Clocks and furniture)
  • Gentex (Automotive and aerospace)
  • Mead Johnson (Baby formula)
  • ITW Drawform

Sports achievements

Notable residents

  • M. R. DeHaan, Bible teacher, founder of the Radio Bible Class.
  • Paul de Kruif, microbiologist and author of popular scientific works, including the best-seller Microbe Hunters (1926)
  • Jim Kaat, former MLB All-Star pitcher
  • D. J. DePree, first president of Herman Miller
  • Ron Essink of the Seattle Seahawks went to Zeeland High School and Grand Valley State University, in Allendale (Allendale, Michigan Moving Company), Michigan. He now works for the city of Zeeland.
  • Jay Riemersma, former NFL tight end for the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers and former coach for the Zeeland (Get Moves Prices for Zeeland, MI) Chix football team. Rose Moving & Storage 41775 Ecorse Rd Ste 190, Belleville, MI 48111 (800) 521-2220 (734) 957-1208 Rose Moving & Storage | 41775 Ecorse Rd Ste 190, Belleville, MI 48111 (734) 957-8000 (734) 957-1208 | Ph (800) 521-2220 | Fax (734) 957-1208 | US DOT # 076235 | Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved