Greater Grand Rapids Demographics

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

What is the population of Greater Grand Rapids?

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There are 435,124 residents in Greater Grand Rapids, with a median age of 38.9. Of this, 49.59% are males and 50.41% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.77% of the resident pool in Greater Grand Rapids, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.34%. Additionally, 3.9% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 373,615 people in Greater Grand Rapids currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 435,124 0.8%
Male Population 215,797 1.7%
Female Population 219,328 0.0%
Male population 49.59%
Female population 50.41%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.9 4.0%
Citizen US Born 399,298 1.3%
Citizen not US Born 18,871 -1.2%
Not Citizen 16,956 -7.7%
Citizen US Born 91.77%
Citizen not US Born 4.34%
Not Citizen 3.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,485 -24.3%
Moved from Same County 36,264 -4.8%
Moved from Same State 12,321 -2.1%
Moved from Different State 6,647 4.1%
Same House as Last Year 373,615 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.35%
Moved from Same County 8.43%
Moved from Same State 2.86%
Moved from Different State 1.54%
Same House as Last Year 86.82%

What are the employment statistics in Greater Grand Rapids?

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White-collar workers make up 75.03% of the working population in Greater Grand Rapids, while blue-collar employees account for 24.97%. There are also 20,937 entrepreneurs in Greater Grand Rapids (9.34% of the workforce); 159,745 workers employed in private companies (71.23%); and 16,819 people working in governmental institutions (7.5%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 168,257 2.2%
Blue Collar 56,005 -4.5%
White Collar 75.03%
Blue Collar 24.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 20,937 6.8%
Private Companies 159,745 -0.4%
Governmental Workers 16,819 -0.2%
Not for Profit Companies 26,761 1.3%
Self Employees 9.34%
Private Companies 71.23%
Governmental Workers 7.5%
Not for Profit Companies 11.93%

How many households are there in Greater Grand Rapids?

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There are a total of 160,529 households in Greater Grand Rapids, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 71.17% of these Greater Grand Rapids households, while non-family units account for the remaining 28.83%. Additionally, 34.93% of households have children and 65.07% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 160,529 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.1%
Family Households 114,248 1.6%
Non-family Households 46,281 0.0%
Family Households 71.17%
Non-family Households 28.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 56,071 0.6%
Households without Children 104,458 1.4%
Households with Children 34.93%
Households without Children 65.07%

What are the median and average incomes in Greater Grand Rapids?

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The average annual household income in Greater Grand Rapids is $101,767, while the median household income sits at $71,031 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $85,519, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $83,667. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $40,812 and $44,861, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $101,767 3.1%
Median Household Income $71,031 4.6%
People below Poverty Level 33,218 -7.4%
People above Poverty Level 391,170 1.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Greater Grand Rapids?

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There are 167,432 housing units in Greater Grand Rapids, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 160,529 occupied housing units in Greater Grand Rapids, 76.51% are owner-occupied, while 23.49% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 64.14% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $204,300. In general, housing costs reach $993 per month in Greater Grand Rapids.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 167,432 1.1%
Median Year Built 1982 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 13,301 -1.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 6,910 5.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 16,850 1.4%
Built between 1960 and 1969 17,098 -0.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 26,354 0.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 23,192 -0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 29,752 -1.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 23,773 1.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 10,202 18.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 160,529 1.1%
Owner Occupied 122,816 3.1%
Renter Occupied 37,713 -4.9%
Owner Occupied 76.51%
Renter Occupied 23.49%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 78,777 1.3%
Without Mortgage 44,039 6.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $204,300 4.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $200,700 14.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $993 3.9%
With Mortgage 64.14%
Without Mortgage 35.86%

What is the level of education in Greater Grand Rapids?

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Approximately 29.82% of the population in Greater Grand Rapids holds a high school degree (that's 101,966 residents), while 26.5% have attained a college certificate (90,614 locals) and 21.23% have a bachelor's degree (72,584 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,870 -2.7%
Some High School 101,966 -0.7%
Some College 90,614 0.1%
Associate Degree 29,795 4.1%
Bachelor's Degree 72,584 3.0%
Graduate Degree 38,107 9.8%
No High School 2.59%
Some High School 29.82%
Some College 26.5%
Associate Degree 8.71%
Bachelor's Degree 21.23%
Graduate Degree 11.14%

What is the marital status of Greater Grand Rapids residents?

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A total of 103,016 people in Greater Grand Rapids have never been married (which represents 29.55% of the total population), while 191,864 of them are wedded (55.03%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,456 (0.7%) and 36,280 (10.41%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 103,016 -1.1%
Married 191,864 2.4%
Separated 2,456 -18.3%
Widowed 15,014 -5.3%
Divorced 36,280 2.5%
Never Married 29.55%
Married 55.03%
Separated 0.7%
Widowed 4.31%
Divorced 10.41%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in Greater Grand Rapids use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 196,531 residents commute by car, 3,143 prefer going to work by walking and 2,750 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 196,531 -1.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,750 9.3%
Bicycle 457 -20.4%
Motorcycle 128 -42.3%
TaxiCab 331 48.4%
Walk 3,143 -10.6%

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: 49301 49302 49306 49315 49316 49319 49321 49326 49330 49331 49341 49343 49345 49418 49506 49508 49509 49512 49519 49525 49544 49546 49548

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