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48837 Zip Code (Wacousta, MI) Detailed Profile




Cities: Wacousta, MI (6.83%), Grand Ledge, MI (4.56%), Lansing, MI (0.08%)
Counties: Eaton County, MI (71.07%), Clinton County, MI (24.61%), Ionia County, MI (4.32%)
Estimated zip code population in 2022: 19,865
Zip code population in 2010: 18,926
Zip code population in 2000: 17,456

Houses and condos: 8,694
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,603
% of renters here:

19%
State:

27%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 48837: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 79.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 250 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

1.3% ($3,436)
Michigan:

1.2% ($2,746)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,706 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,819 (1.3%)

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Males: 10,005  (50.4%)
Females: 9,860  (49.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 48837:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 48837:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Zip code 48837 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 48837 (2022)
    • 17,71589.2%White
    • 8534.3%Two or more races
    • 7583.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3902.0%Black
    • 580.3%American Indian
    • 540.3%Asian
    • 330.2%Some other race
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Urban population: 12,713
Rural population: 7,151

Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $255,421
48837:

$255,421
Michigan:

$224,400



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in 48837 zip code as of April 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 48837 is 822 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.6 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 48837, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $75,912 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$75,912
State:

$68,945

Salary/wage: $64,296 (reported on 77.3% of returns)
Here:

$64,296
State:

$57,142
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 975.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3140.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5745.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8348.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16616.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71212.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,284 (reported on 39.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,284
Michigan:

$1,630
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.1% for AGIs below $25k, 28.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 39.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1533.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,482 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,482
State:

$6,972
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 28.5% for AGIs below $25k, 38.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 154.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 197.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2943.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$15,157 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$15,157
State:

+$20,064
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 28.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 189.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 333.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17455.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,963 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

+$12,963
State:

+$11,172
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 60.9% for AGIs below $25k, 111.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 179.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 241.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 577.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3434.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $19,201 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
48837:

$19,201
Michigan:

$19,803
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.4% for AGIs below $25k, 118.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 242.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 397.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 742.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3300.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $17,000 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
48837:

$17,000
Michigan:

$25,132
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $35,144 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

$35,144
State:

$34,117
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 46.2% for AGIs below $25k, 85.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 196.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 298.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 514.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7095.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $13,024 (reported on 5.2% of returns)
Here:

$13,024
State:

$13,548
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 13.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 151.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2700.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,052 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
48837:

$8,052
State:

$7,972
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 17.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 93.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 157.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1003.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,909 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,909
State:

$2,251
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 45.8% for AGIs below $25k, 43.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 93.3%
Here:

93%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 91.5% for AGIs below $25k, 94.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 94.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 94.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 92.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 48837, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $60,377 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$60,377
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $49,929 (reported on 82.6% of returns)
Here:

$49,929
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.9% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 50.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,036 (reported on 42.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,036
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,052 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,052
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,266 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,266
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,398 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,398
State:

+$11,523
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,874 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
48837:

$13,874
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $10,733 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
48837:

$10,733
Michigan:

$20,834

Total itemized deductions: $19,885 (19% of AGI, reported on 37.8% of returns)
Here:

$19,885
State:

$21,628

Here:

19.0% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $25k, 9.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,706 (reported on 31.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,706
State:

$4,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,811 (reported on 37.8% of returns)
48837:

$7,811
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,979 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,979
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 53.3%
Here:

53%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 46.8% for AGIs below $25k, 53.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 48837, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $49,068 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,068
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $43,889 (reported on 85.9% of returns)
Here:

$43,889
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 130.8% for AGIs below $10k, 66.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,670 (reported on 54.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,670
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,974 (reported on 27.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,974
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,967 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,967
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,626 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,626
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,994 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
48837:

$2,994
Michigan:

$2,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $9,474 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
Here:

$9,474
Michigan:

$13,826
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,465 (21% of AGI, reported on 41.9% of returns)
Here:

$17,465
State:

$18,509

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.5% for AGIs below $10k, 10.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,682 (3% of AGI, reported on 37.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,682
State:

$3,365

Here:

3.1% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,822 (reported on 79.0% of returns)
48837:

$6,822
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,560 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,560
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.1%
Here:

54%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 43.5% for AGIs below $10k, 55.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$88,215
Michigan:

$66,986
Wacousta, MI (48837) map Nearest zip codes: 48822, 48876, 48917, 48861, 48821, 48894.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.1%
Michigan:

43.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.3%
Michigan:

45.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 451
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 8,092


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 239 (137 now married, 100 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,592 (1,910 now married, 1,670 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 48837 with a mortgage: 4,556 (516 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 487 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 143

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,606
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $611

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

3.7%
Whole state:

13.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

1.9%
Whole state:

6.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 48837: Grand Ledge Rest Area (A), DeWitt Rest Area (B), Ledge Meadows Golf Course (C), Grand Ledge Country Club (D), Grand Ledge Station (E), Grand Ledge Ambulance Service (F), Looking Glass Regional Fire Authority (G), Grand Ledge Historical Museum (H), Grand Ledge City Hall (I), Grand Ledge Library (J), Grand Ledge Police Department (K), Grand Ledge Area Emergency Services Authority (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 48837 include: Oneida Gospel Church (A), Union Church (B), Grand Ledge Seventh-Day Adventist Church (C), Bible Missionary Church (D), Grand Ledge Baptist Church (E), New Life Assembly of God Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Strange Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Pioneer Cemetery (3), Wacousta Cemetery (4), Oakwood Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Frayer Creek (A), Sandstone Creek (B), Miller Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 48837 include: Lincoln Brick Park (1), Oak Park (2), Michigan's Capitol Historical Marker (3), Blake's Opera House Historical Marker (4), Fitzgerald Park Historical Marker (5), Governor Frank D Fitzgerald Home Historical Marker (6), Second Island Historical Marker (7), Fitzgerald Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 162020 or later
  • 5052010 to 2019
  • 1,0552000 to 2009
  • 1,1711990 to 1999
  • 1,1161980 to 1989
  • 1,6171970 to 1979
  • 9751960 to 1969
  • 6251950 to 1959
  • 3121940 to 1949
  • 1,2691939 or earlier

Zip code 48837 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wacousta, MI (48837)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wacousta, MI (48837)
  • 1no bedroom
  • 1101 bedroom
  • 8242 bedrooms
  • 3,7103 bedrooms
  • 2,0854 bedrooms
  • 2935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wacousta, MI (48837)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wacousta, MI (48837)
  • 21no bedroom
  • 4351 bedroom
  • 7792 bedrooms
  • 2673 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wacousta, MI (48837) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wacousta, MI (48837) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 44no vehicle
  • 1,8511 vehicle
  • 3,4422 vehicles
  • 1,2313 vehicles
  • 3714 vehicles
  • 805+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wacousta, MI (48837) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wacousta, MI (48837) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 250no vehicle
  • 6621 vehicle
  • 5992 vehicles
  • 413 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

  • Zip code 48837 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 48837 household income distribution in 2022
  • 84Less than $10,000
  • 240$10,000 to $14,999
  • 122$15,000 to $19,999
  • 385$20,000 to $24,999
  • 233$25,000 to $29,999
  • 256$30,000 to $34,999
  • 188$35,000 to $39,999
  • 309$40,000 to $44,999
  • 226$45,000 to $49,999
  • 628$50,000 to $59,999
  • 818$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,372$75,000 to $99,999
  • 906$100,000 to $124,999
  • 912$125,000 to $149,999
  • 942$150,000 to $199,999
  • 914$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 48837

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 48837
  • 159Less than $10,000
  • 17$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14$15,000 to $19,999
  • 33$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 92$80,000 to $89,999
  • 42$90,000 to $99,999
  • 344$100,000 to $124,999
  • 278$125,000 to $149,999
  • 566$150,000 to $174,999
  • 688$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,435$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,285$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,080$300,000 to $399,999
  • 776$400,000 to $499,999
  • 152$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 48837

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 48837
  • 14$150 to $199
  • 43$200 to $249
  • 6$250 to $299
  • 16$300 to $349
  • 8$350 to $399
  • 40$400 to $449
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 55$500 to $549
  • 98$550 to $599
  • 65$600 to $649
  • 88$650 to $699
  • 85$700 to $749
  • 151$750 to $799
  • 208$800 to $899
  • 192$900 to $999
  • 150$1,000 to $1,249
  • 77$1,250 to $1,499
  • 71$1,500 to $1,999
  • 88$3,500 or more
  • 75No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,019.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $258,227
  • Black or African American householders: $288,300
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $225,548
  • Asian householders: $451,096
  • Some other race householders: $95,231
  • Two or more races householders: $268,452
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $234,971

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $255,421
48837:

$255,421
Michigan:

$224,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $188,302 - $330,754

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $273,837
Here:

$273,837
State:

$280,038

Townhouses or other attached units: $205,986
Here:

$205,986
State:

$239,520

In 2-unit structures: $558,078
Here:

$558,078
State:

$219,481

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,791
Here:

$177,791
State:

$207,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,603
Here:

$116,603
State:

$192,733

Mobile homes: $15,013
Here:

$15,013
State:

$72,868
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 48837
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,675
  • One, attached: 208
  • Two: 173
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 171
  • 10 to 19: 500
  • 20 to 49: 144
  • 50 or more: 283
  • Mobile homes: 389

Unemployment: 2.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48837

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 48837
  • 75.2%7,445Drove a car alone
  • 4.3%421Carpooled
  • 2.2%221Walked
  • 0.2%23Other means
  • 19.7%1,950Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48837

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 48837
  • 271Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,0615 to 9 minutes
  • 83010 to 14 minutes
  • 1,79815 to 19 minutes
  • 1,66120 to 24 minutes
  • 81925 to 29 minutes
  • 73230 to 34 minutes
  • 5635 to 39 minutes
  • 15340 to 44 minutes
  • 17445 to 59 minutes
  • 43860 to 89 minutes
  • 11490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 48.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,865
  • Male householders: 4,365 (1,163 living alone), Female householders: 4,229 (1,333 living alone)
  • 4,555 spouses (4,516 opposite-sex spouses), 774 unmarried partners, (751 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,064 children (4,857 natural, 109 adopted, 98 stepchildren), 167 grandchildren, 103 brothers or sisters, 91 parents, 0 foster children, 126 other relatives, 353 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 106 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,883 2-persons, 1,195 3-persons, 1,055 4-persons, 294 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,496 1-person, 396 2-persons, 115 3-persons, 19 6-persons

2,978 married couples with children.
781 single-parent households (301 men, 480 women).

97.3% of residents of 48837 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% very well, 10% well, 10% not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% very well, 4% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (95% very well, 5% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 262 (1.3%)
(71.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.3%
Whole state:

6.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 20%El Salvador
  • 14%Taiwan
  • 10%Scotland
  • 6%Laos
  • 5%France
  • 4%Honduras
  • 4%Germany
Most common first ancestries reported in 48837
  • 27%German
  • 17%English
  • 11%American
  • 8%Irish
  • 5%European
  • 3%Polish
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 762010 or later
  • 422000 to 2009
  • 381990 to 1999
  • 143Before 1990

Zip code 48837 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • GRAND LEDGE WWTP (109 FITZGERALD PARK DRIVE in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    TRANSPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: TOWN 4N (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CITY OF GRAND LEDGE MI (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , GRAND LEDGE, CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: GRAND LEDGE CITY OF
  • ETM ENTERPRISES INC PLANT 3 (3562 W JEFFERSON in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLES AND PASSENGER CAR BODIES; TRUCK AND BUS BODIES
    Business NAICS classification: MOTOR VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: MOHNKE DAVID E (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • GRAND LEDGE HIGH SCHOOL (820 SPRING STREET in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-01457
    Organizations: GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (12620 NIXON RD in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1986-0309, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Alternative names: GRAND LEPEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (310 GREENWOOD STREET in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-01500
    Organizations: GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ENERCO CORP (317 N BRIDGE ST in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PREPARATIONS
    Organizations: JOANN CRANSON (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , ROBERT T. OTHMER (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ENERCO CORPORTION
  • ETM ENTERPRISES INC. (920 NORTH CLINTON STREET in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLES AND PASSENGER CAR BODIES; TRUCK AND BUS BODIES
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER PLASTICS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.; INDUSTRIAL MOLD MANUFACTURING.; MOTOR VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING.; ALL OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS MANUFACTURING.; AUTOMOTIVE BODY, PAINT, AND INTERIOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: MOHNKE DAVID E AND STEVEN (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ABRAHAM BRIDGE ST LLC (300 S BRIDGE ST in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CHARLES J ABRAHAM (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY (16994 WRIGHT ROAD in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Organizations: ADM GRAIN COMPANY (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ADM/COUNTRYMARK
  • BOBS MARATHON (318 1/2 SAGINAW HWY in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SKILLED NURSING CARE FACILITIES
    Organizations: MDEQ-RRD-BOBS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MDEQ-STD-BOBS
  • MI DEPT/MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS (10600 EATON HIGHWAY in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Alternative names: ARMY AVIATION SUPPORT FACILITY, GRAND LEDGE AASF
  • GEM CLEANERS (108 E SCOTT ST in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • GRAND LEDGE CHAIR CO (101 PERRY ST in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 48837 marital status for males
Zip code 48837 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 16,000. Population change in the 1990s: +1,456 (+9.1%).

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

  • This state: 17,244
  • Northeast: 314
  • Midwest: 1,073
  • South: 548
  • West: 359

61% of the 48837 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

89% of the 48837 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Wacousta, MI (48837)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 449
Here:

25.0%
Michigan:

12.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

12.2%
Michigan:

9.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 101
Here:

14.5%
Michigan:

14.9%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 87,107Management occupations
  • 86,584Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 86,438Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 83,970Legal occupations
  • 79,541Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 76,220Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • E.T. MACKENZIE COMPANY (4248 WEST SAGINAW HIGHWAY in GRAND LEDGE, MI)
    $15,000 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities. Signed on 2000-08-01. Completion date: 2000-09-29.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Professional Employer Organizations (100-249 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (100-249: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 4, 10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (50-99: 1, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 5)
  • Finance and Insurance: Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (10-19: 3, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 6)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Employment Placement Agencies (50-99: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 81 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED118$129,225106$136,278657$152,53134$50,0341$205,00021$101,6063$51,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$97,5304$69,49262$165,9588$13,5420$00$02$57,775
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$122,95122$169,462199$175,27234$29,1290$05$60,5001$141,410
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$142,80111$138,657155$153,30613$93,8610$03$134,9830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$09$194,01632$193,0031$11,7100$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$189,05516$184,9510$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$225,9186$193,8250$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$242,30312$181,6590$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$217,7726$203,2150$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$202,6220$01$107,760
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 48837
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 48837 - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of fires - 92 took place in 2015, and the least - 29 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 48837 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.9%), and Outside Fires (21.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 48837
    • 69560.9%Structure Fires
    • 24921.8%Outside Fires
    • 16914.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 282.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 48837, Michigan

Most common first names in zip code 48837 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6676.3 years
Robert6069.9 years
Mary5977.6 years
William5477.7 years
George4979.0 years
Margaret4780.0 years
James4274.5 years
Charles4276.9 years
Helen4081.9 years
Dorothy3879.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 48837 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6578.1 years
Clark1977.2 years
Parker1678.1 years
Johnson1577.9 years
Jones1478.6 years
Haueter1479.8 years
Miller1380.1 years
Green1374.2 years
Kingsley1378.8 years
Nelson1282.0 years
Businesses in zip code 48837
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Penske1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2Quiznos1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Subway1
Little Caesars Pizza1Taco Bell1
MasterBrand Cabinets3U-Haul1
McDonald's2UPS2
Meijer1Wendy's1
Nike1
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