Ionia, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 11,168 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 7,395  (66.2%)
Females: 3,773  (33.8%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48846.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,990 (it was $38,289 in 2000)
Ionia:

$50,990
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,205 (it was $12,157 in 2000)

Ionia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,862 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Ionia:

$106,862
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $111,038; detached houses: $111,760; townhouses or other attached units: $88,135; in 2-unit structures: $127,306

Median gross rent in 2019: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ionia: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.5%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ionia, MI (2019)
    • 7,23864.8%White alone
    • 2,40821.6%Black alone
    • 1,13710.2%Hispanic
    • 3032.7%Two or more races
    • 450.4%American Indian alone
    • 360.3%Asian alone
    • 50.04%Other race alone

Races in Ionia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 105 registered sex offenders living in Ionia, Michigan as of August 12, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ionia is 109 to 1.


Crime rates in Ionia by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(97.5)
9
(71.5)
10
(78.8)
9
(70.8)
10
(88.2)
6
(52.7)
7
(61.3)
14
(122.4)
15
(131.2)
17
(148.4)
21
(184.7)
19
(168.3)
33
(295.4)
30
(275.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(16.3)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
4
(35.3)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(138.2)
9
(71.5)
5
(39.4)
14
(110.1)
12
(105.8)
14
(123.0)
8
(70.1)
5
(43.7)
18
(157.4)
10
(87.3)
18
(158.3)
14
(124.0)
15
(134.3)
14
(128.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(422.6)
43
(341.4)
33
(260.1)
38
(298.9)
25
(220.4)
39
(342.6)
25
(219.1)
30
(262.4)
23
(201.2)
33
(288.1)
32
(281.4)
23
(203.8)
14
(125.3)
14
(128.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
198
(1,609)
253
(2,009)
198
(1,560)
202
(1,589)
171
(1,508)
218
(1,915)
166
(1,455)
175
(1,531)
154
(1,347)
139
(1,214)
113
(993.8)
126
(1,116)
101
(904.2)
114
(1,045)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(113.8)
5
(39.7)
7
(55.2)
5
(39.3)
8
(70.5)
6
(52.7)
7
(61.3)
3
(26.2)
7
(61.2)
5
(43.7)
5
(44.0)
9
(79.7)
5
(44.8)
11
(100.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(32.5)
2
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
4
(35.0)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
City-Data.com crime index213.6181.3156.0168.6183.7174.2141.5223.4211.9208.4242.4242.5311.7304.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ionia, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: German (9.0%), American (8.3%), English (4.1%), Dutch (4.0%), Irish (2.8%), Eastern European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 5.04 square miles.

Population density: 2,215 people per square mile   (low).

Ionia, Michigan map

269 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.4%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,716 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,401 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (30.0 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (108.0 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (155.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lyons, MI (2.5 miles ),
Muir, MI (2.6 miles ),
Saranac, MI (2.9 miles ),
Pewamo, MI (3.4 miles ),
Portland, MI (3.4 miles ),
Belding, MI (3.4 miles ),
Clarksville, MI (3.6 miles ),
Hubbardston, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 85.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,587 (+23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,302 (37.8%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Ionia, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ionia, MI in 2019
Ionia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ionia, MI residents
Average permit cost in Ionia, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

6.3%
Historical population in Ionia, MI
Historical housing units in Ionia, MI
Most common industries in Ionia, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.7%)
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Ionia, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)

Average climate in Ionia, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ionia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Ionia city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ionia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.5 miles away from Ionia center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 172.9 miles away from Ionia center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 346.4 miles away from Ionia center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 335.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ionia County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ionia topographic map

Main business address for: INDEPENDENT BANK CORP /MI/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ionia:

  • HELPING HANDS HOSPICE OF IONIA CO (545 APPLETREE DRIVE)
  • IONIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 479 LAFAYETTE STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-IONIA (814 E LINCOLN AVE)
  • DAVITA - IONIA DIALYSIS (2622 HEARTLAND BLVD)
  • HELPING HANDS HOME NURSING INC (545 APPLETREE DRIVE)

Airports located in Ionia:

College/University in Ionia:

  • School of Missionary Aviation Technology (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 468 E. Sprague Rd., D-175; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.smat.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ionia:

  • Davenport University (about 26 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,955)
  • Calvin College (about 27 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Cornerstone University (about 27 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 31 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Lansing Community College (about 32 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Michigan State University (about 35 miles; East Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 41,736)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 42 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)

Public high schools in Ionia:

  • IONIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,026, Location: 250 EAST TUTTLE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • MICHIGAN REFORMATORY (Location: 1342 W MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST MICHIGAN VIRTUAL - IONIA (Location: 322 W MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • DOUGLAS R. WELCH HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 830 HARRISON ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ionia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ionia:

  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 317 BALDIE ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • IONIA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 5, Location: 721 ELMWOOD DR, Grades: 2-7)
See full list of schools located in Ionia

Library in Ionia:

  • IONIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $597,036; Location: 126 EAST MAIN STREET; 34,256 books; 1,235 audio materials; 834 video materials; 91 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The local radio station, WION, is no longer owned by Agricultural Resource Group. Itwas purchased in 2004 by Packer Radio WION, LLC and is owned and operated locally as a Full-Service Station, (Music, News, Sports) 24 hours per day. It has the same original call-letters of WION, and a new "name" of I-1430. Visit its website to learn more at www.i1430.com

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ionia: Ionia State Reformatory (A), Ionia Fair Grounds (B), Ionia Station (C), Ionia Department of Public Safety (D), Life Emergency Medical Services of Ionia County (E), Ionia County Courthouse (F), Ionia County Office of Sheriff (G), Ionia Community Library (H), Ionia Police Department (I), Ionia Fire Department (J), Ionia City Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Ionia: INDEPENDENT BANK CORP /MI/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ionia include: Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), Zion United Methodist Church (D), Resurrection Life Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Heartland Community Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ionia include: Hale Park (1), Jackson Street Tennis Courts (2), McCann Park (3), Balice Park (4), Harper Park (5), Shattuck Park (6), Skate Park (7), Fred W Green Historical Marker (8), Frederick Hall House Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Ionia County Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 251 East Main Street).

Hotels: Evergreen Motel (2030 North State Road), Amerihost Inn (423 Brown Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Nick Bussell - Racing driver.

Ionia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

IONIA BIG BOY RESTAURANT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE CORNER LANDING (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SHERI`S RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUPER 8 MOTEL (Population served: 106, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-27-2011), St Public Notif issued (DEC-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-05-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
IONIA SKATELAND, INC. (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MIDWAY MOTEL (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
MUSCOTT & MUSCOTT DENTISTRY (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • NORTHSIDE PARTY STORE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IONIA COUNTY BLD & GRS-MSPP (Population served: 103, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IONIA ORAL SURGERY (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IONIA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ionia in 2010:

  • 5,033 people in state prisons
  • 112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ionia in 2000:

  • 4,166 people in state prisons
  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Ionia (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: at 230 West Main Street, Ionia Point Branch, South Ionia Branch. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Firstbank - West Michigan: Dexter Drive-In Branch at 202 Dexter Street, branch established on 1963/01/11; at 302 West Main Street, branch established on 1934/06/15. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $202.5 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Ionia Meijer Branch at 2770 S State Rd, branch established on 2005/12/06. 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.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Ionia Branch at 3153 Commerce Lane, branch established on 1886/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Ionia:

Marital status in Ionia, MI
  • Never married: 50.4%
  • Now married: 28.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ionia:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ionia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ionia, MI (based on Ionia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,4108
Evangelical Protestant6,02948
Mainline Protestant3,34822
Other2632
Orthodox301
None41,825-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Ionia County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Ionia County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Here:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Ionia County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ionia County:

29.3%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.6%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ionia:

49.1%
State:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.0%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ionia:

19.0%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ionia:

8.9%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ionia:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ionia:

27.0%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

59.6%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Ionia:

82.9%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ionia, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$96,162$64,1080$0
Other Government Administration 12$17,574$17,5742$567
Sewerage 9$44,040$58,7200$0
Streets and Highways 8$38,553$57,8300$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$17,320$41,5681$1,205
Financial Administration 4$21,301$63,9030$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,566$54,7921$2,513
Transit 1$5,775$69,30012$19,747
Police - Other 0$0 3$1,047
Firefighters 0$0 7$2,314
Totals for Government 58$245,291$50,75026$27,393

Ionia government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,470,000 ($310.71)
    Sewerage: $3,267,000 ($292.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,176,000 ($105.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $812,000 ($72.71)
    Transit Utilities: $724,000 ($64.83)
    Financial Administration: $663,000 ($59.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $472,000 ($42.26)
    Central Staff Services: $384,000 ($34.38)
    General Public Buildings: $242,000 ($21.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $221,000 ($19.79)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($3.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $434,000 ($38.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($1.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,071,000 ($185.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,406,000 ($125.90)
    Regular Highways: $494,000 ($44.23)
    General - Other: $136,000 ($12.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $132,000 ($11.82)
    Transit Utilities: $72,000 ($6.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,509,000 ($314.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $451,000 ($40.38)

Ionia government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,897,000 ($348.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $403,000 ($36.09)
    Other: $363,000 ($32.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $268,000 ($24.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000 ($20.86)
    Parking Facilities: $26,000 ($2.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $309,000 ($27.67)
    Other: $225,000 ($20.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $110,000 ($9.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $266,000 ($23.82)
    Rents: $100,000 ($8.95)
    Sale of Property: $52,000 ($4.66)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($2.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,268,000 ($203.08)
    Transit Utilities: $180,000 ($16.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $774,000 ($69.31)
    Highways: $752,000 ($67.34)
    Other: $580,000 ($51.93)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,176,000 ($194.84)
    Property: $1,294,000 ($115.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.09)

Ionia government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,662,000 ($2835.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,228,000 ($2258.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000 ($716.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,565,000 ($140.13)

Ionia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,125,000 ($190.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,229,000 ($557.75)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, MI  1.84% ($45,654 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($32,985)
from Eaton County, MI  0.43% ($44,276)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  1.62% ($43,208 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($39,939)
to Eaton County, MI  0.51% ($69,974)
Businesses in Ionia, MI
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel2
H&R Block1Subway4
Jimmy John's1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Meijer1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ionia:

  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ionia:

  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)

TV broadcast stations around Ionia:

  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, 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)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ionia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 57.6mTotal length
  • $27,000Total costs
  • 186,109Total average daily traffic
  • 16,899Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Ionia, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ionia, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ionia)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ionia, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ionia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ionia)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 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 ORIGINATED22$59,5917$69,70742$74,1518$22,9731$67,28013$49,8981$7,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$29,9000$02$68,5600$00$01$41,5300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$50,0706$50,61526$87,7165$32,0100$07$38,0892$40,635
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$43,5822$62,82514$76,1761$4,1500$02$43,8300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$70,2150$01$111,7900$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0306.00 , 0317.00, 0318.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$88,8700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$51,0701$54,0301$50,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$89,1200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0306.00 , 0317.00, 0318.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ionia, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ionia, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 83. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 117 took place in 2017, and the least - 41 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ionia, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.4%), and Outside Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ionia, MI
    • 56740.4%Structure Fires
    • 47734.0%Outside Fires
    • 24617.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1138.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ionia, MI
Most common first names in Ionia, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9574.1 years
Mary8182.0 years
William7576.3 years
Robert7372.2 years
Charles6375.5 years
Richard5467.1 years
James5473.3 years
Margaret4983.0 years
George4974.7 years
Harold4773.9 years
Most common last names in Ionia, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5876.2 years
Miller4371.3 years
White2773.4 years
Bennett2473.2 years
Martin2479.8 years
Brown2375.0 years
Johnson2272.2 years
Nelson1980.6 years
Fox1974.0 years
Peterson1576.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ionia, MI
  • 93.3%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ionia, MI
  • 74.3%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity


Ionia compared to Michigan state average:

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

Ionia on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
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