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Grand Rapids, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Grand Rapids,MI index of house prices

Total population: 193,792 (All urban)

Houses: 78,003 (73,291 occupied: 39,507 owner occupied, 33,981 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

30%

Housing density: 1,747 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $34,215.

Median contract rent in 2015: $465 (lower quartile is $375, upper quartile is $576)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $860


Median gross rent in Grand Rapids, MI in 2015: $531

Housing units in Grand Rapids with a mortgage: 27,540 (1,945 second mortgage, 3,384 home equity loan, 158 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,826

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $64,947

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $43,118

Median monthly housing costs: $826


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Grand Rapids, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $122,000 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Grand Rapids:

$122,000
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,100 - $161,400
Median year house/condo built: 1953

Median year apartment built: 1957

Household type by relationship:

Households: 188,156
  • In family households: 151,520 (30,106 male householders, 14,828 female householders)
    30,659 spouses, 58,899 children (54,952 natural, 1,622 adopted, 2,325 stepchildren), 3,536 grandchildren, 2,553 brothers or sisters, 1,155 parents, 3,577 other relatives, 6,207 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,636 (12,923 male householders (9,495 living alone)), 15,479 female householders (13,108 living alone)), 8,234 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,690 (4,661 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,059 2-persons, 10,050 3-persons, 8,537 4-persons, 5,164 5-persons, 2,440 6-persons, 1,684 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,603 1-person, 4,453 2-persons, 796 3-persons, 320 4-persons, 114 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

29,789 married couples with children.
17,331 single-parent households (2,703 men, 14,628 women).

83.9% of residents of Grand Rapids speak English at home.
11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 20,814 (10.5%)
(24.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 130no bedroom
  • 1,1941 bedroom
  • 9,7252 bedrooms
  • 22,7993 bedrooms
  • 8,2814 bedrooms
  • 1,6855+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population

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

  • 1,753no bedroom
  • 9,3001 bedroom
  • 11,8102 bedrooms
  • 4,9363 bedrooms
  • 1,2904 bedrooms
  • 3885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 2,138no vehicle
  • 14,9751 vehicle
  • 19,8632 vehicles
  • 4,8373 vehicles
  • 1,4684 vehicles
  • 5335+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population

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

  • 6,577no vehicle
  • 14,7541 vehicle
  • 6,1692 vehicles
  • 1,3423 vehicles
  • 3264 vehicles
  • 3095+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 241 room
  • 3442 rooms
  • 1,1383 rooms
  • 2,8984 rooms
  • 7,7005 rooms
  • 10,8976 rooms
  • 9,4407 rooms
  • 5,6218 rooms
  • 5,7529+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population

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

  • 1,4581 room
  • 2,7312 rooms
  • 5,8343 rooms
  • 6,9124 rooms
  • 6,0405 rooms
  • 3,2566 rooms
  • 1,7267 rooms
  • 8628 rooms
  • 6589+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year 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 %

  • Grand Rapids, MI household income distribution

  • Grand Rapids, MI household income distribution
  • 7,872Less than $10,000
  • 4,860$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,363$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,494$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,237$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,405$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,925$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,709$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,910$45,000 to $49,999
  • 6,570$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,674$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,485$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,314$100,000 to $124,999
  • 976$125,000 to $149,999
  • 864$150,000 to $199,999
  • 678$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 231Less than $10,000
  • 190$10,000 to $14,999
  • 80$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 349$25,000 to $29,999
  • 730$30,000 to $34,999
  • 171$35,000 to $39,999
  • 937$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,381$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,275$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,635$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,842$80,000 to $89,999
  • 3,641$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7,114$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,108$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,216$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,990$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,758$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,204$250,000 to $299,999
  • 959$300,000 to $399,999
  • 336$400,000 to $499,999
  • 188$500,000 to $749,999
  • 146$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 484Less than $100
  • 309$100 to $149
  • 268$150 to $199
  • 570$200 to $249
  • 578$250 to $299
  • 386$300 to $349
  • 455$350 to $399
  • 1,499$400 to $449
  • 916$450 to $499
  • 2,543$500 to $549
  • 2,287$550 to $599
  • 3,914$600 to $649
  • 2,654$650 to $699
  • 2,302$700 to $749
  • 2,924$750 to $799
  • 3,529$800 to $899
  • 2,226$900 to $999
  • 2,268$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,308$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,369$1,500 to $1,999
  • 274$2,000 to $2,499
  • 918No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9,2901995 to March 2000
  • 4,0041990 to 1994
  • 2,9391985 to 1989
  • 1,4471980 to 1984
  • 7851975 to 1979
  • 5821970 to 1974
  • 2921965 to 1969
  • 1,475Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Grand Rapids population
Grand Rapids commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,902
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,340
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 17,624
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,510
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 15,712
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,335
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,657
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 824
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,003
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,388
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,867
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,073
Grand Rapids, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.9%
Number of people working at home: 2,428 (2.7% of all workers)

Grand Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 69,397 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 11,649 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,906 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 221 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 370 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,598 (4%)
  • Other means: 1,015 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,428 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 60,464
 Dutch: 26,072
 German: 16,903
 Polish: 12,037
 Irish: 9,770
 English: 8,485
 United States or American: 5,996
 Italian: 3,222
 Subsaharan African:: 2,477
 French (except Basque): 2,422
 African: 1,857
 Swedish: 1,716
 Scotch-Irish: 1,445
 Scottish: 1,376
 Yugoslavian: 1,201
 French Canadian: 1,197
 Arab:: 1,075
 Lithuanian: 1,000
 European: 898
 Norwegian: 790
 Russian: 529
 Danish: 515
 Lebanese: 469
 Greek: 408
 Hungarian: 402
 Ethiopian: 388
 Welsh: 340
 Latvian: 317
 Canadian: 303
 British: 297
 Finnish: 265
 Swiss: 247
 Czech: 229
 Northern European: 223
 Ukrainian: 196
 Austrian: 193
 Arab/Arabic: 186
 Jordanian: 182
 Belgian: 169
 Albanian: 152
 Scandinavian: 151
 Pennsylvania German: 138
 Syrian: 136
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 136
 Romanian: 121
 Armenian: 121
 Croatian: 93
 Iranian: 80
 Nigerian: 77
 Czechoslovakian: 69
 Slovak: 67
 Serbian: 62
 Portuguese: 60
 Liberian: 58
 Brazilian: 57
 Slavic: 42
 Eastern European: 40
 Moroccan: 38
 Australian: 37
 Other Arab: 35
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 35
 Slovene: 33
 Jamaican: 32
 West Indian: 29
 Bulgarian: 29
 Celtic: 28
 Sudanese: 25
 Ghanian: 24
 Palestinian: 23
 Turkish: 22
 Maltese: 21
 Other Subsaharan African: 19
 German Russian: 18
 Dutch West Indian: 15
 Kenyan: 11
 Ugandan: 11
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 8
 British West Indian: 8
 Belizean: 8
 South African: 7
 Egyptian: 6
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 5
 Haitian: 4
 Israeli: 3

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

  • 44%Mexico
  • 9%Guatemala
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 5%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 4%Dominican Republic
  • 3%Netherlands
  • 3%Canada

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

  • This state: 137,692
  • Northeast: 4,657
  • Midwest: 14,304
  • South: 13,536
  • West: 4,640

52% of Grand Rapids residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Michigan.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 922
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 464
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,685
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,763
  • 9th grade: 1,627
  • 10th grade: 2,025
  • 11th grade: 2,079
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,634
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 13,960
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,453
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,056
  • Associate degree: 3,572
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,022
  • Master's degree: 3,342
  • Professional school degree: 1,078
  • Doctorate degree: 694

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 810
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 325
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,204
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,787
  • 9th grade: 1,540
  • 10th grade: 2,465
  • 11th grade: 2,439
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,372
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,910
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,743
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,831
  • Associate degree: 4,691
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,718
  • Master's degree: 3,423
  • Professional school degree: 646
  • Doctorate degree: 299

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.1%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 16.5%Males
  • 15.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 9.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 10.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 11.2%Females
Grand Rapids marital status for males
Grand Rapids marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,677
  • One, attached: 3,420
  • Two: 10,427
  • 3 or 4: 5,230
  • 5 to 9: 4,234
  • 10 to 19: 3,049
  • 20 to 49: 1,579
  • 50 or more: 4,187
  • Mobile homes: 200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Grand Rapids:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 97.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Electricity

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 83.9%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,984
Here:

20.6%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,475
Here:

21.8%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,477
Here:

48.9%
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)