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Big Rapids, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Big Rapids,MI index of house prices

Total population: 10,443 (All urban)

Houses: 3,578 (3,335 occupied: 1,179 owner occupied, 1,827 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

61%
State:

30%

Housing density: 843 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $173,571.

Median contract rent in 2015: $419 (lower quartile is $284, upper quartile is $537)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $721


Median gross rent in Big Rapids, MI in 2015: $462

Housing units in Big Rapids with a mortgage: 638 (55 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 310

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $70,307

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $43,961

Median monthly housing costs: $565


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Big Rapids, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $99,867 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Big Rapids:

$99,867
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,848 - $136,323
Median year house/condo built: 1960

Median year apartment built: 1981

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,427
  • In family households: 4,285 (884 male householders, 574 female householders)
    831 spouses, 1,584 children (1,489 natural, 19 adopted, 76 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 89 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 78 other relatives, 205 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,142 (800 male householders (375 living alone)), 1,072 female householders (825 living alone)), 1,270 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,189 (41 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 670 2-persons, 322 3-persons, 266 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,200 1-person, 378 2-persons, 127 3-persons, 133 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

863 married couples with children.
691 single-parent households (82 men, 609 women).

92.9% of residents of Big Rapids speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 380 (3.6%)
(13.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Rapids, Michigan:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 181 bedroom
  • 2972 bedrooms
  • 5893 bedrooms
  • 2284 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Rapids, Michigan:

  • 118no bedroom
  • 7231 bedroom
  • 7582 bedrooms
  • 2793 bedrooms
  • 2244 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Rapids in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 47no vehicle
  • 5051 vehicle
  • 4992 vehicles
  • 993 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Rapids in renter-occupied apartments

  • 429no vehicle
  • 1,0711 vehicle
  • 3612 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 1214 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Rapids, Michigan:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 123 rooms
  • 1544 rooms
  • 1775 rooms
  • 2536 rooms
  • 2597 rooms
  • 1808 rooms
  • 1369+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Rapids, Michigan:

  • 1031 room
  • 2982 rooms
  • 4483 rooms
  • 5844 rooms
  • 2975 rooms
  • 2006 rooms
  • 887 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 339+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population

Year house built

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Big Rapids, MI household income distribution

  • Big Rapids, MI household income distribution
  • 896Less than $10,000
  • 448$10,000 to $14,999
  • 307$15,000 to $19,999
  • 321$20,000 to $24,999
  • 206$25,000 to $29,999
  • 155$30,000 to $34,999
  • 231$35,000 to $39,999
  • 113$40,000 to $44,999
  • 108$45,000 to $49,999
  • 179$50,000 to $59,999
  • 128$60,000 to $74,999
  • 125$75,000 to $99,999
  • 77$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Big Rapids, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Big Rapids, MI
  • 99Less than $10,000
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 46$40,000 to $49,999
  • 83$50,000 to $59,999
  • 68$60,000 to $69,999
  • 90$70,000 to $79,999
  • 63$80,000 to $89,999
  • 100$90,000 to $99,999
  • 191$100,000 to $124,999
  • 116$125,000 to $149,999
  • 83$150,000 to $174,999
  • 39$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 to $249,999
  • 18$300,000 to $399,999
  • 13$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Big Rapids, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Big Rapids, MI
  • 137Less than $100
  • 53$100 to $149
  • 110$150 to $199
  • 28$200 to $249
  • 91$250 to $299
  • 49$300 to $349
  • 108$350 to $399
  • 128$400 to $449
  • 78$450 to $499
  • 218$500 to $549
  • 34$550 to $599
  • 52$600 to $649
  • 172$650 to $699
  • 48$700 to $749
  • 6$750 to $799
  • 33$800 to $899
  • 44$900 to $999
  • 180$1,000 to $1,249
  • 93$1,250 to $1,499
  • 31$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14$3,500 or more
  • 75No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2441995 to March 2000
  • 601990 to 1994
  • 131985 to 1989
  • 451980 to 1984
  • 111975 to 1979
  • 01970 to 1974
  • 01965 to 1969
  • 7Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Big Rapids population
Big Rapids commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 882
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,494
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 797
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 321
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 164
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 76
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 118
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 28
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 130
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 198
  • 90 or more minutes: 64
Big Rapids, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.7%
Number of people working at home: 122 (2.8% of all workers)

Big Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,843 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 399 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 63 (1%)
  • Walked: 837 (19%)
  • Other means: 48 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 122 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,827
 Other groups: 1,393
 Irish: 706
 English: 524
 Polish: 499
 Italian: 373
 French (except Basque): 358
 Dutch: 330
 United States or American: 279
 Scottish: 184
 French Canadian: 165
 Swedish: 115
 Norwegian: 96
 Scotch-Irish: 89
 Finnish: 82
 European: 70
 Arab:: 65
 Subsaharan African:: 63
 Arab/Arabic: 45
 Danish: 38
 Hungarian: 36
 Scandinavian: 35
 Greek: 30
 African: 30
 Russian: 26
 Swiss: 26
 Czech: 24
 Welsh: 23
 Albanian: 21
 Ethiopian: 19
 Czechoslovakian: 18
 Belgian: 16
 Croatian: 15
 Nigerian: 14
 Canadian: 14
 Lithuanian: 13
 Austrian: 12
 Portuguese: 10
 Turkish: 9
 Palestinian: 8
 Serbian: 8
 Celtic: 8
 Other Arab: 7
 Latvian: 7
 Ukrainian: 7
 Yugoslavian: 7
 Romanian: 7
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6
 Maltese: 6
 Iraqi: 5
 British: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 13%India
  • 11%Canada
  • 10%Philippines
  • 9%Other Western Asia
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 6%Other Eastern Europe
  • 6%Korea

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,282
  • Northeast: 240
  • Midwest: 1,011
  • South: 450
  • West: 201

30% of Big Rapids residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Michigan.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 50
  • 9th grade: 12
  • 10th grade: 25
  • 11th grade: 36
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 298
  • Less than 1 year of college: 91
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 271
  • Associate degree: 179
  • Bachelor's degree: 314
  • Master's degree: 147
  • Professional school degree: 46
  • Doctorate degree: 107

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 9
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5
  • 7th and 8th grade: 69
  • 9th grade: 21
  • 10th grade: 79
  • 11th grade: 47
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 37
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 447
  • Less than 1 year of college: 124
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 375
  • Associate degree: 178
  • Bachelor's degree: 337
  • Master's degree: 154
  • Professional school degree: 3
  • Doctorate degree: 14

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 26.4%Males
  • 17.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 41.9%Males
  • 38.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 46.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 17.1%Males
  • 28.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 21.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 25.0%Males
  • 30.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 26.1%Males
  • 13.0%Females
Big Rapids marital status for males
Big Rapids marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,451
  • One, attached: 112
  • Two: 339
  • 3 or 4: 428
  • 5 to 9: 427
  • 10 to 19: 384
  • 20 to 49: 103
  • 50 or more: 89
  • Mobile homes: 245

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,424

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Big Rapids:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 74.3%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

5.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 127
Here:

2.4%
Michigan:

16.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)