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  • Our Community

  • Welcome to the Allendale area. Whether you're here to grow a family, start a business, attend school or just visit, there is so much to enjoy. 

    Click on the button below to browse the digital Allendale Area Community Profile and Membership Directory. You can request a hard copy of the publication here and we'd be delighted to send you more information about our wonderful community. 

  • About Allendale Charter Township

    Allendale is conveniently located between the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and the bustling city of Grand Rapids. A growing community, Allendale’s 26,000 residents support over 200 businesses that create a thriving local economy. Allendale’s open, rolling land provides not only recreation and nature exploration for its residents, but allows for future continued growth and real estate development possibilities.

    Quality education is a big deal in Allendale and can be found in both public and private settings. Allendale Public Schools rank among the high performing schools in the State of Michigan. Grand Valley State University is also ranked as one of the top up and coming schools in the Midwest. The university enrolls a total of just under 25,000 students on the Allendale campus and two campuses in the surrounding area.


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  • Demographics

  • People

    Median Household Income: $47,644

    Allendale Population: 26,686

    Ottawa County Population: 290,494

    Largest Employers

    Grand Valley State University: 3,500 employees

    Allendale Public Schools: 325 employees

    Leprino Foods: 300 employees

    Countryside Gardens: 150 employees


  • Distances

    To Grand Rapids: 15 miles

    To Holland: 21 miles

    To Muskegon: 29 miles

    To Kalamazoo: 64 miles

    To Lansing: 82 miles

  • Scholarships

    Every year, the Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund awards three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. One scholarship benefits a student who will be attending GVSU, another benefits a student going into a skilled trade, and another to a student attending a welding and fabrication program. Check back for future updates about each of these scholarships and applications!