Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights for Newaygo County, Michigan

[Community Hightlights] [Survey Highlights] [Press Release]

Fremont Area Community Foundation
4424 West 48th Street
Fremont, MI 49412

Media Contact
Patrick Bishop
Ph: 231/924-5350
Fx: 231/924-5391

Sample Size

Survey Area
Newaygo County

Community Description
The Newaygo County survey includes mostly suburban and rural areas.

U.S. Census - 1990

White: 93.8%
Black: 1.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Hispanic: 2.5%
Other: 2.2%
U.S. Census - 1990

Under 20: 33.1%
21-44: 33.4%
45-54: 10.5%
55-64: 9.4%
65+: 13.6%
U.S. Census - 1990

Additional Information
As a primarily sub-urban and rural community, Newaygo County residents are founded in the timeless values of friendship and family. Low crime rates equate to safe neighborhoods and high community involvement. The five cities of Newaygo County include; Fremont, Grant, Hesperia, Newaygo and White Cloud. The major industries are agriculture, retail and manufacturing making for a majority of blue-collar jobs. Recreational highlights include several golf courses, lakes, snowmobile trails and plenty of winding roads perfect for a Sunday drive.