About Wyoming

Historical Publications

Wilderness to Wyoming

Wilderness to Wyoming 
2009 Golden Anniversary Book 

This publication begins with the wilderness, pre-1831, and continues 
through 2008 in a more 'story' form.

Bill Branz
Dorothy Simon-Tibbe
Kelly White 
$20.00 plus $4.00 shipping

The City of Wyoming: A History

The City of Wyoming: A History
1984 Silver Anniversary Book

This publication tells the foundation of the churches, schools, township 
and city from the earliest settlers. 

Dorothy Simon
Charles Vaughn 
$20.00 plus $4.00 shipping

The above books can be purchased as a set for $35.00 plus $6.00 shipping.

The Early Days of Wyoming Township

The Early Days of Wyoming Township
Fred van Hartesveldt

$3.00 plus $2.00 shipping

Wyoming Township 1918 to 1936

Wyoming Township 1918 to 1936
John Huizinga 

$2.00 plus $2.00 shipping

Ordering Publications 

Please be sure to specify which books you are ordering on your check. Checks should be payable to the Wyoming Historical Commission. Stop by or order by mail.

Send your check to:
Wyoming Historical Commission
1155 - 28th Street SW
Wyoming, MI 4950

Facts and Demographics

The City of Wyoming is the 2nd Largest City in Western Michigan

Incorporated: 1959 to a City from a Township
Population: 72,125 (2010 Census)
Area: 24.5 square miles
Location: 20 minutes to Gerald R. Ford International Airport; 30 miles to Lake Michigan; 150 miles to Detroit; 180 miles to Chicago; Served by 3 freeways – US-131, I-196 and M-6
Average Temperature: January (high of 30/low of 16 degrees) & July (high of 83/low of 60 degrees)
Average Rainfall: 24 inches / year
Average Snowfall: 72 inches / year
Recreation: 21 City parks on 655 acres
City Motto: City of Vision and Progress
City Flower: Daffodil
Name: Wyoming is named for Wyoming County, New York from which many early settlers came
Households: 26,970 (2010 Census)
Businesses: 1,850 Commercial Uses
School District: 6 Public; Parochial; Charter; 18 Colleges in the Region

Visit Wyoming

Community Profile

The City of Wyoming is hardly your typical city.  Rather than spreading out from an original point of settlement, this community grew from the outside in.  And today its downtown is a three-and-a-half mile stretch of five-lane 28th Street, one of Michigan’s busiest roadways.

Though commercial establishments are scattered throughout Wyoming today, the greatest concentration is along 28th Street.  Wyoming City Hall is there, too---directly across the busy street from Rogers Plaza, the first shopping mall in Kent County.

Early in its first year as a city, Wyoming officials sifted through contest entries and selected a motto---‘City of Vision and Progress.’  It has proved to be an appropriate choice.  The city appears to have had 20/20 vision and continues to make great progress.

Wyoming’s population continues to grow.  Today, Wyoming is Michigan’s 16th largest community with west Michigan’s third largest industrial tax base.  The City has grown to 72,125 strong with a diverse cultural base, seven school districts, a balance of older and modern homes, retail variety and an abundance of parkland.  All this takes place in a region that is proud, independent, and growing while still competitive.

The City of Wyoming is a perfect location for Independent Retailers to thrive!  Come be a part of it!