Allegan is a city located in Allegan County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,838. It is the county seat of Allegan County.
Allegan is located in the south-central portion of the county. To the west and northwest is the Allegan State Game Area for which the city is considered a gateway. In all other directions Allegan is surrounded by farmland.
The largest employer is the L. Perrigo Company, the largest maker of private label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in the United States. The Perrigo company was founded here in 1887. In 2004 it employed 3,500 people in the United States, England and Mexico. Allegan is home to a longstanding manufacturing base of smaller companies; the City of Allegan lost a major UAW-organized Rockwell manufacturing plant in the early 80's. The city has a small general aviation airport with a paved runway. Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan are larger metropolitan points of access to Allegan County; generally access by commercial airlines would require a trip from (or to) Grand Rapids.Shopping and Consumer Resources
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