Wyoming, MI

Wyoming is a city in Kent County, Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city has a total population of 72,125, which makes it the 3rd largest community or city in West Michigan, the 14th largest city in the state of Michigan, and the 18th largest community in the state as well as the largest suburb of Grand Rapids. In 1832 the area was settled and organized under the Byron Township. In 1848 the township split the northern half being called Wyoming Township and has experienced population growth every census since 1890. Wyoming became a city in 1959 after a period of disputes surrounding annexation as well as water and sewer usage. During the post-war period, Wyoming saw tremendous suburban development, with many prominent residential and commercial projects occurring at this time. By the 1990s, growth in Wyoming had halted as urban sprawl had passed the city, with many businesses ultimately closing during the Great Recession. Into the 2010s, development began to restart in the southwestern panhandle while efforts to revitalize the 28th Street corridor were also proposed.

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