Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 198,829 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 99,558  (50.1%)
Females: 99,271  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

31.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,521 (it was $37,224 in 2000)
Grand Rapids:

$48,521
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,667 (it was $17,661 in 2000)

Grand Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,200 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Grand Rapids:

$144,200
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $155,603; detached houses: $148,887; townhouses or other attached units: $199,072; in 2-unit structures: $133,055; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,748; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $320,991; mobile homes: $36,503

Median gross rent in 2017: $910.

March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Rapids: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Grand Rapids, MI (2017)
    • 114,34957.5%White alone
    • 38,13019.2%Black alone
    • 32,01616.1%Hispanic
    • 7,0563.5%Asian alone
    • 6,3733.2%Two or more races
    • 5680.3%American Indian alone
    • 3190.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 1,429 registered sex offenders living in Grand Rapids, Michigan as of February 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Grand Rapids is 137 to 1.


Crime rates in Grand Rapids by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
8
(4.1)
22
(11.4)
20
(10.4)
15
(7.8)
9
(4.7)
9
(4.7)
10
(5.3)
16
(8.4)
17
(8.9)
7
(3.6)
10
(5.1)
10
(5.1)
12
(6.1)
5
(2.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
66
(33.8)
65
(33.6)
69
(35.9)
81
(41.9)
78
(40.4)
90
(47.0)
81
(43.1)
46
(24.2)
82
(42.9)
86
(44.5)
128
(65.6)
142
(72.3)
141
(71.3)
141
(70.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
674
(345.2)
700
(362.1)
669
(347.8)
767
(397.2)
581
(301.2)
521
(272.0)
464
(246.9)
462
(243.2)
471
(246.3)
426
(220.3)
423
(216.6)
321
(163.3)
351
(177.4)
319
(159.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,214
(621.7)
1,136
(587.7)
1,116
(580.1)
1,118
(579.0)
936
(485.2)
1,025
(535.1)
840
(447.1)
941
(495.4)
756
(395.4)
862
(445.7)
859
(439.9)
854
(434.5)
904
(456.9)
848
(423.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,038
(1,044)
2,484
(1,285)
2,629
(1,367)
2,286
(1,184)
2,454
(1,272)
2,771
(1,446)
1,952
(1,039)
1,917
(1,009)
1,621
(847.7)
1,126
(582.3)
974
(498.8)
822
(418.2)
763
(385.6)
679
(338.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,050
(3,610)
6,922
(3,581)
6,931
(3,603)
6,470
(3,351)
6,010
(3,116)
4,609
(2,406)
3,897
(2,074)
4,433
(2,334)
4,315
(2,257)
3,755
(1,942)
3,339
(1,710)
3,208
(1,632)
2,976
(1,504)
2,881
(1,437)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
678
(347.2)
697
(360.6)
589
(306.2)
453
(234.6)
371
(192.3)
380
(198.4)
325
(173.0)
268
(141.1)
252
(131.8)
N/A291
(149.0)
304
(154.7)
363
(183.5)
270
(134.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
134
(68.6)
122
(63.1)
119
(61.9)
97
(50.2)
76
(39.4)
100
(52.2)
71
(37.8)
90
(47.4)
62
(32.4)
64
(33.1)
45
(23.0)
60
(30.5)
54
(27.3)
37
(18.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)508.4537.9534.1519.7458.1448.9378.1383.5365.2326.9330.9310.8315.6285.6

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City-data.com crime index in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 335 (276 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (14.3%), German (6.0%), Polish (4.2%), American (3.7%), Irish (3.2%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 4,454 people per square mile   (average).

Grand Rapids, Michigan map

21,525 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:

10.8%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,975 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,978 (1.4%)

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 85.66 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Furniture City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +29,365 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 48,150 (46.8%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Grand Rapids, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Grand Rapids, MI in 2017
Grand Rapids satellite photo by USGS

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Grand Rapids tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 233 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 1998: 189 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 1999: 241 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2000: 237 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 225 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2002: 197 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 150 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2004: 191 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2005: 170 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2006: 127 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2007: 92 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2013: 59 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2014: 75 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2016: 69 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2017: 101 buildings, average cost: $173,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Grand Rapids, MI residents
Average permit cost in Grand Rapids, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Grand Rapids, MI
Historical housing units in Grand Rapids, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +7,382 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Grand Rapids, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Grand Rapids, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)

Average climate in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Grand Rapids-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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

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

Earthquake activity:

Grand Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.6 miles away from the city 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 288.0 miles away from Grand Rapids 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 333.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from Grand Rapids center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 309.1 miles away from Grand Rapids 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 341.0 miles away from Grand Rapids 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 Kent County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Rapids topographic map

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

Hospitals in Grand Rapids:

  • FAITH HOSPICE (2100 RAYBROOK AVE SE, SUITE 300)
  • FERGUSON/BLODGETT HOSPITAL (72 SHELDON BLVD S E)
  • FOREST VIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (1055 MEDICAL PARK SE)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (3230 EAGLE PARK DRIVE NE, SUITE 200)
  • HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (1260 EKHART, NE)
  • PINE REST CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL ("300 - 68TH STREET, SE")
  • SAINT MARY'S HEALTH CARE (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 200 JEFFERSON AVENUE SE)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH - BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 100 MICHIGAN ST NE)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH HOSPICE (4500 BRETON ROAD)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH-EAST CAMPUS (1840 WEALTHY ST S E)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH-KENT COMMUNITY CAMP (750 FULLER AVE N E)

Airports and heliports located in Grand Rapids:

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Amtrak station:

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

Colleges/Universities in Grand Rapids:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (Full-time enrollment: 11,296; Location: 143 Bostwick Ave NE; Public; Website: www.grcc.edu)
  • Davenport University (Full-time enrollment: 6,955; Location: 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Calvin College (Full-time enrollment: 4,117; Location: 3201 Burton Street SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Cornerstone University (Full-time enrollment: 2,573; Location: 1001 E Beltline Ave NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornerstone.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Aquinas College (Full-time enrollment: 1,970; Location: 1607 Robinson Road SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aquinas.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Everest Institute-Grand Rapids (Full-time enrollment: 874; Location: 1750 Woodworth St NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/grand_rapids)
  • Empire Beauty School-Michigan (Full-time enrollment: 406; Location: 1735 Four Mile NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Sanford-Brown College-Grand Rapids (Full-time enrollment: 347; Location: 4020 Sparks Dr SW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sanfordbrown.edu/Grand-Rapids)
  • Kuyper College (Full-time enrollment: 281; Location: 3333 East Beltline Ave NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kuyper.edu)
  • Calvin Theological Seminary (Full-time enrollment: 224; Location: 3233 Burton St SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvinseminary.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • International Cosmetology Academy (Full-time enrollment: 127; Location: 940 28th St SE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.icatoday.com)
  • Compass College of Cinematic Arts (Full-time enrollment: 98; Location: 41 Sheldon Blvd SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: compass.edu)

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

  • Grand Valley State University (about 12 miles; Allendale, MI; Full-time enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 26 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Western Michigan University (about 47 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 50 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)

Biggest public high schools in Grand Rapids:

Biggest private high schools in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 947, Location: 2300 PLYMOUTH AVE SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 707, Location: 3101 LEONARD ST NE, Grades: PK-12)
  • CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 676, Location: 319 SHELDON BLVD SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 662, Location: 160 68TH ST SW, Grades: 9-12)
  • THE POTTER'S HOUSE (Students: 555, Location: 810 VAN RAALTE DR SW, Grades: PK-12)
  • WEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 507, Location: 1801 BRISTOL AVE NW, Grades: 9-12)
  • HOPE PROTESTANT REFORMED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 232, Location: 1545 WILSON AVE SW, Grades: KG-9)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 227, Location: 1401 FERNDALE SW, Grades: 10-12)
  • PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 199, Location: 965 PLYMOUTH AVE NE, Grades: 7-12)
  • GRAND RAPIDS ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 148, Location: 1151 OAKLEIGH RD NW, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - IROQUOIS (Students: 595, Location: 1050 IROQUOIS DR SE, Grades: PK-4)
  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 528, Location: 1875 ROSEWOOD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 417, Location: 955 WESTEND AVE NW, Grades: PK-8)
  • LEGACY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 415, Location: 67 68TH ST SW, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 380, Location: 2510 RICHMOND ST NW, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 353, Location: 1429 WILCOX PARK DR SE, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL (Students: 304, Location: 1951 PLYMOUTH AVE SE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 2222 LAKE MICHIGAN DR NW, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST STEPHEN SCHOOL (Students: 258, Location: 740 GLADSTONE DR SE, Grades: UG-8)
  • PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 239, Location: 1000 BALL AVE NE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Grand Rapids

Library in Grand Rapids:

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

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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

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

Main business address in Grand Rapids include: STEELCASE INC (A), MERITAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP INC (B), KNAPE & VOGT MANUFACTURING CO (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kent 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 Grand Rapids and their reported violations in the past:

HIDDEN RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LONG LAKE PARK WELL NO 2 (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and MAY-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2006), St Public Notif issued (JUN-07-2006), St Unresolved (2 times from DEC-27-2006 to APR-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ALTO MEADOWS (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2008), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
HENRY A JOHNSON (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (OCT-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2009), St Public Notif issued (OCT-01-2009), St Unresolved (OCT-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010)
LONG LAKE PARK WELL NO 3 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IONIA GOODWILL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DOGWOOD MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2005)
THORNAPPLE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • GRAND RAPIDS (Population served: 256,275, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • WEST WALKER SPORTSMAN'S CLUB (Address: 0-599 LEONARD , Population served: 945, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNSHINE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CH (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDOT - WALKER, R503 (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PALMER PARK (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROBINETTE APPLE HAUS (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CEDARFIELD MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 480, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. SEBASTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. LUKES LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


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

People in group quarters in Grand Rapids in 2010:

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

People in group quarters in Grand Rapids in 2000:

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Grand Rapids:

Marital status in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Grand Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Grand Rapids
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Grand Rapids:

(Grand Rapids, Michigan Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant141,345354
Catholic114,43737
Mainline Protestant47,892117
Other15,67441
Black Protestant8,45411
Orthodox1,7306
None273,090-
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: 118
Kent County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

8.6%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Grand Rapids:

47.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Grand Rapids:

20.7%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Grand Rapids:

11.0%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Grand Rapids:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.2%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Grand Rapids:

55.0%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Grand Rapids:

80.0%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Grand Rapids, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 293$1,960,053$80,2750$0
Firefighters 201$1,226,956$73,2510$0
Other and Unallocable 172$889,762$62,07620$23,952
Water Supply 118$596,351$60,6461$410
Judicial and Legal 99$482,205$58,44917$24,262
Sewerage 81$416,049$61,6370$0
Streets and Highways 79$370,408$56,2650$0
Financial Administration 73$439,396$72,2296$11,085
Police - Other 71$379,205$64,09132$30,982
Housing and Community Development (Local) 69$364,830$63,4493$6,302
Other Government Administration 56$329,317$70,5684$12,497
Local Libraries 44$236,871$64,601104$132,206
Parks and Recreation 30$141,991$56,79630$13,031
Solid Waste Management 20$81,468$48,8811$3,499
Fire - Other 7$31,055$53,2370$0
Totals for Government 1,413$7,945,917$67,481218$258,226

Grand Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,451,000 ($122.98)
    Water Utilities: $17,181,000 ($86.41)
    Sewerage: $14,765,000 ($74.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,492,000 ($62.83)
    Parking Facilities: $907,000 ($4.56)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $50,001,000 ($251.48)
    Police Protection: $49,581,000 ($249.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $35,187,000 ($176.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,348,000 ($142.57)
    Water Utilities: $24,196,000 ($121.69)
    Sewerage: $23,326,000 ($117.32)
    Regular Highways: $21,567,000 ($108.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,359,000 ($72.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,165,000 ($56.15)
    Parking Facilities: $10,087,000 ($50.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,866,000 ($49.62)
    Libraries: $8,488,000 ($42.69)
    Central Staff Services: $5,319,000 ($26.75)
    Financial Administration: $4,021,000 ($20.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,353,000 ($16.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,135,000 ($5.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $363,327,000 ($1827.33)
    Corporate Bonds: $134,753,000 ($677.73)
    Benefit Payments: $70,107,000 ($352.60)
    Other Investments - Other: $37,941,000 ($190.82)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $12,623,000 ($63.49)
    Withdrawals: $220,000 ($1.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,651,000 ($113.92)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Transit Utilities: $1,071,000 ($5.39)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $1,030,000 ($5.18)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $638,000 ($3.21)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $9,086,000 ($45.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $77,977,000 ($392.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,183,000 ($21.04)

Grand Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,119,000 ($272.19)
    Other: $28,010,000 ($140.87)
    Parking Facilities: $16,746,000 ($84.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,860,000 ($29.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,654,000 ($13.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,520,000 ($12.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,152,000 ($5.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $788,000 ($3.96)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $7,985,000 ($40.16)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-6,789,000 ($-34.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $28,584,000 ($143.76)
    Other: $4,012,000 ($20.18)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($0.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,676,000 ($13.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,966,000 ($45.09)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,664,000 ($18.43)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,758,000 ($13.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,315,000 ($11.64)
    Sale of Property: $120,000 ($0.60)
    Rents: $99,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,968,000 ($211.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,807,000 ($99.62)
    Highways: $16,846,000 ($84.73)
    Other: $1,273,000 ($6.40)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $88,174,000 ($443.47)
    Property: $54,488,000 ($274.04)
    Other License: $7,431,000 ($37.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $288,000 ($1.45)

Grand Rapids government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $523,628,000 ($2633.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $522,402,000 ($2627.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,337,000 ($720.91)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $141,415,000 ($711.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,309,000 ($524.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,083,000 ($518.45)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,922,000 ($9.67)

Grand Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,342,000 ($162.66)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $161,291,000 ($811.20)
    Total Federal Securities: $55,535,000 ($279.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,806,000 ($1236.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $141,415,000 ($711.24)

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.93% ($48,138 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.22% ($49,535)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.21% ($41,105)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($59,021 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.27% ($55,112)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($43,991)
Businesses in Grand Rapids, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Jimmy John's3
ALDI2JoS. A. Bank1
ALDO1Jones New York5
AMF Bowling2Journeys1
AT&T4Justice1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC3
Abercrombie Kids1Kincaid3
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts3Kroger2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture11
Apple Store1LensCrafters1
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza7
Arby's4Long John Silver's3
Audi1Lowe's1
AutoZone6Marriott4
Avenue1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Banana Republic1Mazda1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's12
Baskin-Robbins1Meijer7
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn2Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 62
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster6New Balance13
Brookstone1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1Nike15
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nissan1
Burger King9Nordstrom1
Burlington Coat Factory2Old Navy1
CVS4Olive Garden2
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread3
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless3
Cinnabon 1Penske1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarion1Pizza Hut7
Cold Stone Creamery2Plato's Closet1
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos6
Curves2RadioShack3
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen2Red Roof Inn1
Deb2Rite Aid5
Decora Cabinetry2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys1SAS Shoes3
Discount Tire2Sears5
Domino's Pizza2Shoe Carnival1
Dressbarn1Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel14
Eddie Bauer1Staples1
Express1Starbucks17
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx53Subaru1
Finish Line1Subway16
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile7
Ford3T.G.I. Driday's2
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
GNC4Taco Bell8
GameStop2Talbots1
Gap1Target1
Goodwill1The Limited1
Gymboree1Toyota2
H&R Block4Toys"R"Us3
Haworth2Travelodge1
Hilton4True Value1
Holiday Inn5U-Haul7
Hollister Co.2UPS93
Home Depot1Vans4
Honda1Verizon Wireless5
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
Howard Johnson1Volkswagen2
Hyundai1Walgreens10
IHOP2Walmart1
J. Jill1Wendy's9
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1YMCA3
Jimmy Jazz2

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Rapids:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Rapids:

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

TV broadcast stations around Grand Rapids:

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Grand Rapids: Duane E. Dewey.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Grand Rapids fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 264Number of bridges
  • 3,924ft / 1,196mTotal length
  • $4,114,000Total costs
  • 6,235,147Total average daily traffic
  • 408,525Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,239,343Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Grand Rapids, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 51920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 1591960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 241990-1999
  • 322000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Grand Rapids, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 397 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Grand Rapids)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grand Rapids, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 241 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 234 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 970 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grand Rapids)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Grand Rapids)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 168 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED880$93,827696$94,5642,393$110,589140$34,6746$1,548,188383$75,1394$75,745
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$80,53934$96,870258$116,84611$10,6950$032$74,6130$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED159$85,173152$87,740871$108,088144$23,8740$0149$84,4325$54,792
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN116$90,35895$85,638688$110,94729$33,0410$060$74,4770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$84,13427$138,900156$104,83411$44,0960$020$98,6490$0

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

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 193
  • Hazardous Condition: 244
  • Service Call: 78
  • Good Intent Call: 24
Fire incident types in Grand Rapids, MI

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

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

  • Clarion Inn & Suites Airport, 4981 28TH St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-9304, Fax: (616) 956-6617
  • Red Roof Inn, 5131 28TH St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 , Phone: (616) 942-0800, Fax: (616) 942-8341
  • Baymont Inn-grand Rapids/airport, 2873 Kraft Ave Se, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-3300, Fax: (616) 956-5561
  • Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown, 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 , Phone: (616) 242-6000, Fax: (616) 242-6605
  • Wyndham Garden Grand Rapids Airport, 4495 28TH St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512 , Phone: (616) 956-8080, Fax: (616) 719-0376
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504 , Phone: (616) 235-7611, Fax: (616) 235-1995
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids Airport, 5401 28th St Ct SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 , Phone: (616) 940-8100, Fax: (616) 940-0914
  • Crowne Plaza, 5700 28TH St Se, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 , Phone: (616) 957-1770, Fax: (616) 957-0629
  • 40 other hotels and motels
All 48 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Most common first names in Grand Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,25576.6 years
Mary2,19579.7 years
William2,11275.2 years
Robert2,04171.3 years
James1,65371.3 years
Charles1,27574.5 years
Helen1,22981.5 years
Dorothy1,19178.4 years
George1,18776.3 years
Edward1,13175.7 years
Most common last names in Grand Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith91375.7 years
Johnson76076.1 years
Brown48473.9 years
Miller44376.2 years
Williams40772.9 years
Jones33572.7 years
Anderson32676.9 years
Davis26274.9 years
Devries25977.1 years
Wilson23574.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 93.8%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Grand Rapids, MI
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Grand Rapids compared to Michigan state average:

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

Grand Rapids on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (3,000+ students)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest minimum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 (49503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 (49507) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 (49503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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