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Population in 2012: 190,411 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 

Males: 92,733  (48.7%)
Females: 97,678  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  30.8 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 49503, 49504, 49505, 49507, 49534, 49544.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $36,408 (it was $37,224 in 2000)
Grand Rapids:

$36,408
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,716

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $108,100 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Grand Rapids:

$108,100
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $131,752; Detached houses: $128,344; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,148; In 2-unit structures: $124,573; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,853; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,211; Mobile homes: $37,483

Median gross rent in 2011: $733.

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  • White alone - 109,972 (57.9%)
  • Black alone - 40,966 (21.6%)
  • Hispanic - 27,436 (14.5%)
  • Two or more races - 7,535 (4.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2,974 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 598 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 331 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grand Rapids: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.4%), Dutch (13.2%), Irish (8.0%), Polish (6.9%), English (6.0%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 4266 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Grand Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Rapids city:

  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

23,591 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America, 1.7% Asia).

This city:  12.2%
Michigan:  6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 149 registered sex offenders living in Grand Rapids, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Grand Rapids to the number of sex offenders is 1,300 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,738 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,621 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (116.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (129.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Grand Rapids, MI (1.6 miles ), Wyoming, MI (2.2 miles ), Walker, MI (2.2 miles ), Comstock Park, MI (2.4 miles ), Northview, MI (2.4 miles ), Kentwood, MI (2.4 miles ), Grandville, MI (2.5 miles ), Forest Hills, MI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 233 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 1998: 189 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 1999: 241 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2000: 237 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 225 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 150 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2004: 191 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2005: 170 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2006: 127 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2007: 92 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $129,000

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Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 85.66 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Furniture City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +35,847 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 39,601 (48.4%)

Area code: 616

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Crime rates in Grand Rapids by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1712811128222015991016
per 100,000 9.16.04.05.66.14.111.410.47.84.74.75.38.4
Rapes 57537568836665698178908146
per 100,000 30.626.737.534.542.333.833.635.941.940.447.043.124.2
Robberies 594552508533562674700669767581521464462
per 100,000 318.7277.6254.0270.3286.4345.2362.1347.8397.2301.2272.0246.9243.2
Assaults 1,4461,4311,5881,4581,3771,2141,1361,1161,1189361,025840941
per 100,000 775.7719.7793.9739.5701.7621.7587.7580.1579.0485.2535.1447.1495.4
Burglaries 2,6122,5822,3092,0482,1552,0382,4842,6292,2862,4542,7711,9521,917
per 100,000 1401.21298.51154.31038.71098.21043.71285.11366.61183.91272.21446.51038.91009.2
Thefts 7,3596,7196,1246,5696,5317,0506,9226,9316,4706,0104,6093,8974,433
per 100,000 3947.73379.13061.63331.63328.23610.33581.03602.83350.73115.62406.02074.02333.7
Auto thefts 860677680709739678697589453371380325268
per 100,000 461.3340.5340.0359.6376.6347.2360.6306.2234.6192.3198.4173.0141.1
Arson 11166998910713412211997761007190
per 100,000 59.533.249.545.154.568.663.161.950.239.452.237.847.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 580.0508.4498.0497.1506.9502.9532.1528.3514.1453.2444.1374.1379.4

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Crime rate in Grand Rapids detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 366 (292 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Michigan average:

1.74

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Grand Rapids, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,382 (+3.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (29%)
  • Customer service representatives (19%)
  • Other protective service workers (18%)
  • Accountants and auditors (16%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (14%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest, conservation, and logging workers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (7%)
  • Other protective service workers (33%)
  • Accountants and auditors (22%)
  • Other food preparation and serving related workers (22%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (20%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Customer service representatives (12%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Grand Rapids-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Grand Rapids city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grand Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Rapids topographic map

Birthplace of: Del Shannon - Singer-songwriter, Dick DeVos - Businessman, Joe Warren (fighter) - Sport wrestler and martial artist, Johnny Benson, Jr. - Stock car racing driver, Michael Peter Woroniecki - Christian missionary, Drayson Bowman - Ice hockey player, Maxine (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Jimmy Jacobs - Professional wrestler, Jack R. Lousma, Tony Tucker - Boxer.

Main business address for: TOWER AUTOMOTIVE INC (METAL FORGING & STAMPINGS), UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS INC (SAWMILLS, PLANNING MILLS, GENERAL), SPARTAN STORES INC (WHOLESALE-GROCERIES & GENERAL LINE), STEELCASE INC (OFFICE FURNITURE (NO WOOD)), MERITAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), KNAPE & VOGT MANUFACTURING CO (PARTITIONS, SHELVING, LOCKERS & OFFICE AND STORE FIXTURES), RIVIERA TOOL CO (METALWORKING MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT).


Hospitals/medical centers in Grand Rapids:

  • SAINT MARY'S HEALTH CARE (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 200 JEFFERSON AVENUE SE)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH - BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 MICHIGAN ST NE)

Political contributions by individuals in Grand Rapids, MI

Airports and heliports located in Grand Rapids:


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Amtrak station:

GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.grand-rapids.mi.us

Colleges/Universities in Grand Rapids:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (Full-time enrollment: 7,546; Location: 143 Bostwick Ave NE; Public; Website: www.grcc.edu)
  • Calvin College (FT enrollment: 3,895; Location: 3201 Burton SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Davenport University (FT enrollment: 3,488; Location: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Cornerstone University (FT enrollment: 1,833; Location: 1001 E Beltline Ave NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornerstone.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Aquinas College (FT enrollment: 1,671; Location: 1607 Robinson Rd SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aquinas.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Everest Institute-Grand Rapids (FT enrollment: 1,005; Location: 1750 Woodworth St NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/grand_rapids)
  • University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus (FT enrollment: 605; Location: 318 River Ridge Dr NW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Michigan (FT enrollment: 392; Location: 1735 Four Mile NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Kuyper College (FT enrollment: 304; Location: 3333 East Beltline N.E.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kuyper.edu)
  • Calvin Theological Seminary (FT enrollment: 203; Location: 3233 Burton St SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvinseminary.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Ross Medical Education Center-Grand Rapids (FT enrollment: 100; Location: 3777 Sparks Drive SE, Suite 125; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rossmedicaleducation.com)
  • International Cosmetology Academy (FT enrollment: 79; Location: 940 28th St SE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.icatoday.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Grand Rapids:

  • Grand Valley State University (about 12 miles; Allendale, MI; Full-time enrollment: 19,392)
  • Hope College (about 26 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Western Michigan University (about 47 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 50 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 5,240)

Biggest public high schools in Grand Rapids:

Biggest private high schools in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 2300 PLYMOUTH AVE SE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 814; Location: 319 SHELDON BLVD SE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 160 68TH ST SW; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NORTHPOINTE SCHOOL (Students: 665; Location: 3101 LEONARD ST NE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 638; Location: 1801 BRISTOL AVE NW; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE POTTER'S HOUSE ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 810 VAN RAALTE DR SW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 1401 FERNDALE AVE SW; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 965 PLYMOUTH AVE NE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • GRAND RAPIDS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 169; Location: 1151 OAKLEIGH RD NW; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NORTH HILLS CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 68; Location: 2777 KNAPP ST NE; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

  • LEGACY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 520 68TH ST SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KELLOGGSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 67 68TH ST SW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 955 WESTEND AVE NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 426; Location: 1875 ROSEWOOD AVE SE; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 2510 RICHMOND ST NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 1951 PLYMOUTH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 2222 LAKE MICHIGAN DR NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 1429 WILCOX PARK DR SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MILLBROOK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 3662 POINSETTIA AVE SE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OAKDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 1050 FISK ST SE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Grand Rapids, map of school districts: GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FOREST HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NORTHVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,584,339; Location: 111 LIBRARY STREET, NE; 1,130,089 books; 5,387 e-books; 56,596 audio materials; 29,538 video materials; 27 local licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 931 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private Elementary School in Grand Rapids: NorthPointe Christian Elementary & Pre-School 540 Russwood NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (616) 363-4869 Pre-School thru 6th Grade Campus Student Count: 200 Private High School in Grand Rapids: NorthPointe Christian Middle/High School 3101 Leonard NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (616) 942-0363 Student Count: 400 Private School Regilous School Elementary & Secondary Schools Please add us to your listing and headings, Specialties: any questions,please contact me at: 616-363-4869 or by email at ditmarc at npchristian.org
  • Central Christian Church, 2525 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525, (616) 458-4662. Sunday Traditional Service at 9:00 a.m. and Contemporary Service at 10:30 a.m.

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Notable locations in Grand Rapids: Kent Country Club (A), Indian Trails Golf Course (B), Leonard Fuller Plaza (C), Highlands Golf Course (D), Mines Golf Course (E), Plainfield Plaza (F), Grand Rapids Station (G), John Ball Zoo (H), Grand Rapids Fire Department Covell Avenue Station (I), West Side Library (J), Grand Rapids Fire Department Bridge Street Station (K), Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum (L), Public Museum of Grand Rapids (M), DeVos Performance Hall (N), Kent County Building (O), Grand Rapids City Hall (P), Grand Rapids Art Musuem (Q), Van Andel Arena (R), Kent County Courthouse (S), Grand Rapids Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Knapp Corners Shopping Center (1), Celebration Village Shopping Center (2), Breton Village Mall (3), Apple Tree Mall (4), Indian Village Mall (5), Town and Country Shopping Center (6), Centerpointe Mall (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grand Rapids include: Church of Jesus Christ (A), First Free Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Knapp Street Church (D), Trinity Church (E), The Open Bible Church (F), Gold Avenue Christian Reformed Church (G), Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (H), Saint Isadore Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Washington Park Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Maple Grove Cemetery (3), Achim Cemetery (4), Holy Cross Cemetery (5), Fair Plains Cemetery (6), Rest Lawn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Twin Lake (A), West Lake (B), Lamberton Lake (C), Mid Lake (D), Lake Eastbrook (E), Church Lake (F), Soft Water Lake (G), Lake Saint Jude (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Indian Mill Creek (A), Lamberton Creek (B), Plaster Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grand Rapids include: South Field (1), Valley Field (2), Wilcox Park (3), Aquinas College Historical Marker (4), Barber Briggs Historical Marker (5), Baw-wa-ting Historical Marker (6), Calvin College and Seminary Historical Marker (7), The Castle Historical Marker (8), Central Reformed Church Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Gerald Ford Museum (303 Pearl Street Northwest) (1), Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Museums; 1000 East Beltline Avenue Northeast) (2), Chaffee Planetarium Show & Sky Information (Museums; 272 Pearl Street Northwest) (3), Grand Rapids City - Planetarium Show & Sky Information (Planetariums; 272 Pearl Street Northwest) (4), Grabill Enterprises Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 332 Fennessy Drive) (5), Grand Rapids City - Yankee Clipper Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2025 Leonard Street Northeast) (6), Grand Rapids Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 155 Division Avenue North) (7), Anxiety Resource Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 312 Grandville Ave.) (8), Grand Rapids Children's Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11 Sheldon Avenue Northeast) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Grand Rapids (4981 28th Street S East) (1), Hampton Inn Grand Rapids/North- Mi (500 Center Dr NW) (2), Hampton Inn Fax (4981 28th Street Southeast) (3), Comfort Inn Airport (4155 28th Street Southeast) (4), Great Lakes Linen LLC (525 Ann Street Northwest) (5), Grand Inn & Conference Center (3221 Plainfield Avenue Northeast) (6), Baymont Grand Rapids Airport (2873 Kraft Avenue Southeast) (7), Grand Rapids-Days Inn Downtown (310 Pearl St NW) (8), Bentham's Riverfront Restaurant (187 Monroe Avenue Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kent County - Courts- Circuit Court- Probation Department- Circuit Court Probation Depart (82 Ionia Avenue Northwest Ofc) (1), Kent County - Courts- Court House (180 Ottawa Northwest) (2), Kent County - Courts- Court House- Information (180 Ottawa Avenue Northwest) (3), Kent County - Courts- District Court-63rd- 63-1 District Court- Probation Depart (649 Kenmoor Avenue Southeast) (4), Kent County - Diversion Program- Courts- Circuit Court (180 Ottawa Avenue Northwest) (5), Kent County - Family Division-Juvenile Ctr- Circuit Court- Courts- Family Division-Juvenile Ce (1501 Cedar Street Northeast Ofc) (6), Kent County - Juvenile Detention (1501 Cedar Street Northeast Ofc) (7), Kent County - Kent County Probate Court- Courts- District Court-63rd (180 Ottawa Avenue Northwest) (8), Michigan State - Court Of Appeals- Clerk (350 Ottawa Avenue Northwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.44. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grand Rapids and their reported violations in the past:

GRAND RAPIDS (Population served: 252497, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2000 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2000)
SAM'S JOINT (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SAM'S JOINT INC (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KNAPP STREET REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DOGWOOD MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-14-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2004)
BASELINE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 188, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2002), St Boil Water Order (OCT-10-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2002)
MEL TROTTER YOUTH CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
APPLE GROVE ESTATES (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grand Rapids that have no violations reported:

  • SUNSHINE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CH (Population served: 1500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST WALKER SPORTSMAN'S CLUB (Population served: 945, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. LUKES LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIDDEN RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POST ROAD - MARATHON (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINES GOLF COURSE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HENRY A JOHNSON (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROBINETTE APPLE HAUS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THORNAPPLE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CALEDONIA ESTATES (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 26.8%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents, 42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grand Rapids, MI

People in group quarters in Grand Rapids in 2010:

  • 3,306 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,011 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 891 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 449 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 351 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 293 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 290 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 273 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 229 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 87 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Grand Rapids in 2000:

  • 3,565 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,592 people in nursing homes
  • 947 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 668 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 394 people in halfway houses
  • 270 people in other group homes
  • 248 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 226 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 200 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 193 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 150 people in religious group quarters
  • 92 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 68 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 51 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 48 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 30 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in state prisons
  • 26 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Grand Rapids compared to Michigan state average:

Grand Rapids, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Van Andel Arena. Grand Rapids Rampage (AFL).

Banks with most branches in Grand Rapids (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: 30 branches. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Fifth Third Bank: 27 branches. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 17 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Macatawa Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $1,506.0 mil, Deposits: $1,225.8 mil, headquarters in Holland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Macatawa Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Comerica Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Chemical Bank: Cascade Road Branch, Kentwood Branch, Walker Branch, South Kent Branch, East Paris Office Branch, Bridge Street Branch. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: 5110 Cascade Road Branch, 1969 44th Street Branch, Lake Michigan Drive Branch, Woodland Branch, 28th Street Branch, E. Beltline Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • 11 other banks with 20 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

  • Clarion Inn & Suites Airport , 4981 28TH St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-9304, Fax: (616) 956-6617
  • Red Roof Inn , 5131 28TH St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 , Phone: (616) 942-0800, Fax: (616) 942-8341
  • Baymont Inn-grand Rapids/airport, 2873 Kraft Ave Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-3300, Fax: (616) 956-5561
  • Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown , 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 , Phone: (616) 242-6000, Fax: (616) 242-6605
  • Quality Inn Terrace Club, 4495 28TH St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-8080, Fax: (616) 956-0619
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown , 310 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 , Phone: (616) 235-7611, Fax: (616) 235-1995
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids Airport , 5401 28th St Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 , Phone: (616) 940-8100, Fax: (616) 940-0914
  • Crowne Plaza, 5700 28TH St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 , Phone: (616) 957-1770, Fax: (616) 957-0629
  • 34 other hotels and motels
All 42 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Grand Rapids travel time to work - commute


Grand Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Grand Rapids:

(Grand Rapids, Michigan Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Grand Rapids (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Kent County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
Kent County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
Kent County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kent County:

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 78$374,962$57,68616$15,524
Other Government Administration 91$395,090$52,1001$481
Judicial and Legal 96$381,608$47,70114$7,254
Police Protection - Officers 328$1,636,826$59,8840$0
Police - Other 74$298,042$48,33161$22,873
Firefighters 233$1,103,898$56,8530$0
Fire - Other 6$19,890$39,7800$0
Streets and Highways 103$372,502$43,3982$1,989
Solid Waste Management 37$118,538$38,4450$0
Sewerage 96$386,918$48,3651$1,188
Parks and Recreation 28$110,074$47,175133$50,802
Housing and Community Development(Local) 93$390,882$50,4362$2,499
Natural Resources 10$34,590$41,5080$0
Water Supply 200$799,410$47,9658$7,335
Local Libraries 62$237,774$46,021107$56,492
Other and Unallocable 142$571,876$48,32879$35,644
Totals for Government 1,677$7,232,880$51,756424$202,081

Grand Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $39,683,000 ($208.41)
    Water Utilities: $16,488,000 ($86.59)
    Regular Highways: $6,166,000 ($32.38)
    General - Other: $2,494,000 ($13.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $862,000 ($4.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($0.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($0.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $39,047,000 ($205.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $32,067,000 ($168.41)
    General - Other: $27,173,000 ($142.71)
    Water Utilities: $25,711,000 ($135.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,407,000 ($107.17)
    Regular Highways: $18,008,000 ($94.57)
    Sewerage: $17,720,000 ($93.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,081,000 ($73.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,601,000 ($66.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,356,000 ($59.64)
    Libraries: $9,201,000 ($48.32)
    Financial Administration: $8,336,000 ($43.78)
    Central Staff Services: $7,340,000 ($38.55)
    Parking Facilities: $6,444,000 ($33.84)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $314,175,000 ($1649.98)
    Corporate Bonds: $108,315,000 ($568.85)
    Other Investments - Other: $35,543,000 ($186.66)
    Benefit Payments: $33,295,000 ($174.86)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $12,317,000 ($64.69)
    Withdrawals: $288,000 ($1.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,486,000 ($81.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,489,000 ($13.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,401,000 ($12.61)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,232,000 ($6.47)
    Transit Utilities: $645,000 ($3.39)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,911,000 ($15.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,305,000 ($6.85)
    Parking Facilities: $1,232,000 ($6.47)
    General - Other: $975,000 ($5.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $503,000 ($2.64)
    Libraries: $361,000 ($1.90)
    Police Protection: $250,000 ($1.31)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,011,000 ($493.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,280,000 ($32.98)

Grand Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,885,000 ($193.71)
    All Other: $21,179,000 ($111.23)
    Parking Facilities: $12,159,000 ($63.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,377,000 ($28.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,832,000 ($25.38)
    Regular Highways: $2,463,000 ($12.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,586,000 ($8.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $33,334,000 ($175.06)
    From Parent Local Government: $8,788,000 ($46.15)
    Local Employee Contribution: $4,971,000 ($26.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $29,165,000 ($153.17)
    All Other: $7,220,000 ($37.92)
    Highways: $103,000 ($0.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,363,000 ($17.66)
    Highways: $1,564,000 ($8.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,936,000 ($36.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,194,000 ($16.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,523,000 ($8.00)
    Special Assessments: $205,000 ($1.08)
    Rents: $73,000 ($0.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,027,000 ($215.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,630,000 ($129.35)
    Highways: $13,712,000 ($72.01)
    All Other: $383,000 ($2.01)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $58,200,000 ($305.65)
    Property: $43,179,000 ($226.77)
    Other License: $2,836,000 ($14.89)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $210,000 ($1.10)

Grand Rapids government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $522,697,000 ($2745.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $456,022,000 ($2394.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,393,000 ($479.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,718,000 ($129.81)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $346,000 ($1.82)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $346,000 ($1.82)

Grand Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,783,000 ($35.62)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $118,292,000 ($621.25)
    Total Other Securities: $108,230,000 ($568.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,321,000 ($931.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,093,000 ($5.74)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Rapids:

  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUR (1570 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WYGR (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WYOMING, MI; Owner: WYGR BROADCASTING)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMFN (640 AM; 1 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Rapids:

  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • W214AY (90.7 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Rapids:

  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Grand Rapids fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 235
Total length: 2,040 meters (6,693ft)
Total costs: $2,647,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,997,041
Total average daily truck traffic: 403,967

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 143
  • 1970-1979: 11
  • 1980-1989: 10
  • 1990-1999: 23
  • 2000-2009: 31
  • 2010-2012: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Grand Rapids, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 303 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Grand Rapids)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grand Rapids, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 178 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 826 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grand Rapids)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Grand Rapids)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 192 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED880$93,827696$94,5642,393$110,589140$34,6746$1,548,188383$75,1394$75,745
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$80,53934$96,870258$116,84611$10,6950$032$74,6130$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED159$85,173152$87,740871$108,088144$23,8740$0149$84,4325$54,792
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN116$90,35895$85,638688$110,94729$33,0410$060$74,4770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$84,13427$138,900156$104,83411$44,0960$020$98,6490$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 50 tracts in Grand Rapids, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED133$106,64887$122,3161$162,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$141,20046$131,7251$73,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$116,68215$125,2391$172,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$112,14311$144,5071$172,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$111,0712$124,9301$21,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 193
  • Hazardous Condition: 244
  • Service Call: 78
  • Good Intent Call: 24

Incident types - Grand Rapids


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grand Rapids, MI

Most common first names in Grand Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,25576.6 years
Mary2,19579.7 years
William2,11275.2 years
Robert2,04171.3 years
James1,65371.3 years
Charles1,27574.5 years
Helen1,22981.5 years
Dorothy1,19178.4 years
George1,18776.3 years
Edward1,13175.7 years
Most common last names in Grand Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith91375.7 years
Johnson76076.1 years
Brown48473.9 years
Miller44376.2 years
Williams40772.9 years
Jones33572.7 years
Anderson32676.9 years
Davis26274.9 years
Devries25977.1 years
Wilson23574.0 years
Businesses in Grand Rapids, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Jones New York5
ALDO1Journeys1
AMF Bowling2KFC3
AT&T4Kincaid3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger2
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture11
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza7
Applebee's4Long John Silver's3
Arby's4Lowe's1
AutoZone6Marriott4
Avenue1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Banana Republic1McDonald's12
Baskin-Robbins1Meijer7
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn2Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster6New Balance13
Brookstone1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1Nike15
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nordstrom1
Burger King9Old Navy1
Burlington Coat Factory2Olive Garden2
CVS4Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread3
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless3
Cinnabon 1Penske1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos6
Curves2RadioShack3
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen2Red Roof Inn1
Deb2Rite Aid5
Decora Cabinetry2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys1SAS Shoes3
Discount Tire2Sears5
Domino's Pizza2Shoe Carnival1
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel14
Express1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks17
FedEx53Steak 'n Shake1
Finish Line1Subway16
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile7
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's2
GNC4T.J.Maxx1
GameStop2Taco Bell8
Gap1Talbots1
Goodwill1Target1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&R Block4Toys"R"Us3
Haworth2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn5True Value1
Hollister Co.2U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS93
Hot Topic1Vans4
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless5
IHOP2Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Walgreens10
J.Crew1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's9
Jimmy Jazz2Wet Seal1
Jimmy John's3YMCA3
JoS. A. Bank1
Browse common businesses in Grand Rapids, MI


Grand Rapids on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 (49503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #25 (49544) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 (49505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 (49504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Jordanian first ancestries"
  • #94 (49504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (49504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joshua K. Schwannecke (19)
  • Mark E. Gurney (18)
  • Desmond O'Farrell (14)
  • Peter J. Whitehead (14)
  • Joel T. Pyper (14)
  • John K. Roberts (14)
  • Mingtang Zhao (14)
  • Matthew J. Norconk (14)
  • Timothy P. Coffield (13)
  • Joel Kenneth Klooster (13)

Total of 865 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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