Cutlerville, Michigan

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Cutlerville, Michigan
Location of Cutlerville, Michigan
Location of Cutlerville, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°50′27″N 85°39′49″W / 42.84083°N 85.66361°W / 42.84083; -85.66361
CountryUnited States
TownshipsByron, Gaines
 • Total5.88 sq mi (15.24 km2)
 • Land5.87 sq mi (15.20 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
676 ft (206 m)
 • Total14,370
 • Density2,448/sq mi (945.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49508, 49548
Area code(s)616
FIPS code26-19500[1]
GNIS feature ID0624256[2]

Cutlerville is an unincorporated community in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes. The population was 14,370 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 15,114 at the 2000 census.


John Cutler, who came here from New York state with his wife and ten children, bought 312 acres (1.26 km2) in 1853 and built a log cabin. In 1891, his son John I. Cutler built the Cutler mansion, which in 1910 became the nucleus of the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.[4]


Cutlerville is in southwestern Kent County, straddling the boundary between Byron Township on the west and Gaines Township on the east. The community is bordered to the north by the cities of Wyoming and Kentwood.[5] The U.S. Route 131 and M-6 freeways intersect in the northern part of Cutlerville. US-131 leads north 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Grand Rapids and south 41 miles (66 km) to Kalamazoo, while M-6 (the Paul B. Henry Freeway) forms a southern bypass of Grand Rapids, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Interstate 96 in Cascade Charter Township and west 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 196 near Hudsonville. Main surface streets in Cutlerville include Division Avenue South, 68th Street South & West, and Clyde Park Avenue SW.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Cutlerville CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.2 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.25%, are water.[3] The community is drained by Buck Creek, which flows north to the Grand River at Grandville.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,114 people, 5,975 households, and 3,907 families residing in the community. The population density was 2,527.2 per square mile (975.8/km2). There were 6,253 housing units at an average density of 1,045.5 per square mile (403.7/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 88.93% White, 4.61% African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.49% of the population.

There were 5,975 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female homeowner with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of single persons, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the community, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $40,809, and the median income for a family was $43,972. Males had a median income of $36,085 versus $24,989 for females. The per capita income for the community was $19,648. About 4.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cutlerville, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Cutlerville CDP, Michigan". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  5. ^ Cutlerville CDP, Michigan – Reference Map – American FactFinder Archived 2020-02-12 at, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census

Coordinates: 42°50′27″N 85°39′49″W / 42.84083°N 85.66361°W / 42.84083; -85.66361