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Welcome to Hesperia ...

The village of Hesperia is primarily located in Oceana County<1>. A portion of Hesperia extends into Newaygo County.

The location of Hesperia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hesperia has a population of 930 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hesperia.

Hesperia is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Hesperia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hesperia is within the (231) area code.

The ZIP code for Hesperia: 49421<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hesperia had an population of 930 people. This is a decrease of 2.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hesperia had a population of 954 people. This makes Hesperia the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 954 people, the population of Hesperia has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 954 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hesperia.

Communities Also Named Hesperia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hesperia - they are located in California and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hesperia.

Communities near Hesperia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hesperia.

  • Fremont (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Hesperia and is located in Newaygo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Fremont:
    • Fremont Center
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<7>
  • Whitehall (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
    • Whitehall lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Hesperia and is located in Muskegon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,863 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall<7>
  • Montague (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
    • Montague lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Hesperia and is located in Muskegon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,365 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montague<7>
  • Newaygo (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Newaygo lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Hesperia and is located in Newaygo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,099 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newaygo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newaygo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newaygo<7>
  • Hart (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart
    • Hart lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Hesperia and is located in Oceana County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hart<7>
  • Shelby (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Hesperia and is located in Oceana County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<7>
  • White Cloud (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Cloud
    • White Cloud lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Hesperia and is located in Newaygo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cloud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Cloud<7>
  • Lakewood Club (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Club
    • Lakewood Club lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Hesperia and is located in Muskegon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Club have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood Club
  • Grant (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
    • Grant lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Hesperia and is located in Newaygo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<7>
  • Rothbury (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rothbury
    • Rothbury lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Hesperia and is located in Oceana County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 456 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rothbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rothbury<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hesperia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hesperia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hesperia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hesperia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hesperia. See our Newspapers Page for Hesperia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hesperia ...

Looking for more information about Hesperia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hesperia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hesperia.

Adding Hesperia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hesperia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hesperia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hesperia on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hesperia on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Hesperia

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About Oceana County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hesperia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Oceana County: www.oceana.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Oceana, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hesperia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hesperia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Hesperia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hesperia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hesperia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hesperia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HesperiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hesperia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5691, Longitude: -86.0407       In this case, the coordinates for Hesperia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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