As of the census of 2010, there were 33,056 people, 13,660 households, and 9,838 families residing in the city. The population density was 14,02...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Grand Ridge is a city located in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The city has a population of more than 33,000 as of the 2010 census. Grand Ridge is a medium-sized city, with a population densities of about 14,000 people per square mile.
Grand Ridge is located about south of Kalamazoo and about east of Detroit. It is bordered to the south by South Kalamazoo and to the east by Portage.
The city occupies a narrow strip of land on the eastern side of the Kalamazoo River, just north of downtown Kalamazoo. The city extends into Portage Township, but most of its area is in Kalamazoo Township.
Grand Ridge is bounded by the Kalamazoo River to the north, the Michigan Department of Transportation right-of-way to the east, opposing properties of the Baker-Finch Healthcare District to the south, and the Kalamazoo Riverominium Property to the west.
Grand Ridge features a mixture of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Downtown Kalamazoo is located just north of downtown Grand Ridge, and the two communities share a number of common assets, including a popular pedestrian-friendly waterfront esplanade.
Grand Ridge is located in the humid continental climate zone, with warm to hot, wet summers and cold, dry winters. According to the National Weather Service, the city experiences a mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, humid summers.
The area that is now Grand Ridge was first settled in the 1850s. The town was originally called "Baker" after two early settlers, W.H. and Nellie Baker. The town was renamed "Grand Ridge" in 1868 in honor of General Winfield Scott's victory in the American Civil War.
According to the 2010 census, the city of Grand Ridge has a median household income of $58,527, and a median family income of $81,046. The city's unemployment rate was 3.7%, lower than the Michigan statewide unemployment rate of 4.1%.
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,056 people, 13,660 households, and 9,838 families residing in the city. The population density was 14,022.8 per square mile (5,570.4/km²). There were 15,372 housing units at an average density of 5,978.2 per square mile (2,241.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 6.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.