Grand Rapids Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Grand Rapids?

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There are 199,417 residents in Grand Rapids, with a median age of 31.2. Of this, 48.99% are males and 51.01% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.83% of the resident pool in Grand Rapids, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.32%. Additionally, 7.85% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 154,109 people in Grand Rapids currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 199,417 0.5%
Male Population 97,685 -0.3%
Female Population 101,732 1.3%
Male population 48.99%
Female population 51.01%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 31.2 -0.6%
Citizen US Born 175,156 0.4%
Citizen not US Born 8,606 -2.5%
Not Citizen 15,655 3.9%
Citizen US Born 87.83%
Citizen not US Born 4.32%
Not Citizen 7.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,267 -8.1%
Moved from Same County 27,067 -7.5%
Moved from Same State 9,705 -3.4%
Moved from Different State 4,609 12.4%
Same House as Last Year 154,109 1.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.64%
Moved from Same County 13.76%
Moved from Same State 4.93%
Moved from Different State 2.34%
Same House as Last Year 78.32%

What are the employment statistics in Grand Rapids?

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White-collar workers make up 76.79% of the working population in Grand Rapids, while blue-collar employees account for 23.21%. There are also 7,166 entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids (7.04% of the workforce); 71,813 workers employed in private companies (70.58%); and 6,702 people working in governmental institutions (6.59%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 78,139 1.6%
Blue Collar 23,614 -6.7%
White Collar 76.79%
Blue Collar 23.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 7,166 0.6%
Private Companies 71,813 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 6,702 3.0%
Not for Profit Companies 16,072 -1.2%
Self Employees 7.04%
Private Companies 70.58%
Governmental Workers 6.59%
Not for Profit Companies 15.8%

How many households are there in Grand Rapids?

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There are a total of 76,360 households in Grand Rapids, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 55.46% of these Grand Rapids households, while non-family units account for the remaining 44.54%. Additionally, 28.12% of households have children and 71.88% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 76,360 1.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 42,353 2.3%
Non-family Households 34,007 -0.1%
Family Households 55.46%
Non-family Households 44.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 21,469 2.6%
Households without Children 54,891 0.7%
Households with Children 28.12%
Households without Children 71.88%

What are the median and average incomes in Grand Rapids?

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The average annual household income in Grand Rapids is $66,387, while the median household income sits at $51,333 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $59,826, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $56,130. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $37,344 and $36,964, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $66,387 1.2%
Median Household Income $51,333 2.5%
People below Poverty Level 37,574 -2.2%
People above Poverty Level 151,803 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Grand Rapids?

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There are 81,640 housing units in Grand Rapids, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1953. Of the 76,360 occupied housing units in Grand Rapids, 55.02% are owner-occupied, while 44.98% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 64.44% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $159,300. In general, housing costs reach $929 per month in Grand Rapids.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 81,640 0.0%
Median Year Built 1953 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 29,873 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 7,627 5.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 12,132 -5.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 7,776 -7.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 7,040 1.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 5,901 2.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 5,241 6.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,589 3.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 2,461 21.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 76,360 1.2%
Owner Occupied 42,013 0.5%
Renter Occupied 34,347 2.2%
Owner Occupied 55.02%
Renter Occupied 44.98%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 27,074 -0.5%
Without Mortgage 14,939 2.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $159,300 8.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $148,300 10.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $929 1.3%
With Mortgage 64.44%
Without Mortgage 35.56%

What is the level of education in Grand Rapids?

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Approximately 29.66% of the population in Grand Rapids holds a high school degree (that's 45,944 residents), while 23.82% have attained a college certificate (35,113 locals) and 23.75% have a bachelor's degree (36,781 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,405 -5.2%
Some High School 45,944 0.5%
Some College 35,113 -3.1%
Associate Degree 10,688 -3.0%
Bachelor's Degree 36,781 4.9%
Graduate Degree 16,174 4.3%
No High School 5.43%
Some High School 29.66%
Some College 23.82%
Associate Degree 6.9%
Bachelor's Degree 23.75%
Graduate Degree 10.44%

What is the marital status of Grand Rapids residents?

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A total of 74,821 people in Grand Rapids have never been married (which represents 46.08% of the total population), while 63,620 of them are wedded (39.18%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,962 (1.21%) and 16,136 (9.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 74,821 0.3%
Married 63,620 3.0%
Separated 1,962 -9.4%
Widowed 7,785 -6.3%
Divorced 16,136 -3.7%
Never Married 46.08%
Married 39.18%
Separated 1.21%
Widowed 4.79%
Divorced 9.94%

What are the most common means of transportation in Grand Rapids?

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The top three means of transportation people in Grand Rapids use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 83,199 residents commute by car, 4,437 prefer going to work by walking and 3,364 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 83,199 -3.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,364 -7.0%
Bicycle 1,040 -9.4%
Motorcycle 91 35.8%
TaxiCab 155 4.7%
Walk 4,437 9.3%

What is the median and average household income in Grand Rapids by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
49503 37,036 15,823 $49,717.00 $67,618.00
49504 40,498 16,371 $52,460.00 $65,284.00
49505 33,239 13,358 $55,440.00 $67,370.00
49506 34,058 12,658 $86,004.00 $119,913.00
49507 39,731 12,668 $42,426.00 $54,241.00
49508 40,409 14,503 $57,515.00 $70,385.00
49525 30,205 11,996 $72,632.00 $107,739.00
49546 33,968 12,888 $79,581.00 $124,331.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49503 49504 49505 49506 49507 49508 49525 49546

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