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East Grand Rapids, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of East Grand Rapids had a population of 11,001 as of July 1, 2016. East Grand Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Grand Rapids is located at latitude 42.9466 and longitude -85.6068 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Grand Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of East Grand Rapids (GNIS ID: 1626205) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Grand Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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East Grand Rapids, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,001
Population in Households 10,995
Population in Familes 9,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 3,752
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 3,926
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 3,062
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,572 (87.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $293,353
Average Home Value $363,371


Median Household Income $109,106
Average Household Income $144,990
Per Capita Income $51,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.83%
Households 0.46% 0.82%
Families 0.29% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Grand Rapids, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Grand Rapids to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 90 87th
Population Density1 # 41 94th
Diversity Index2 # 452 35th
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Per Capita Income # 18 98th

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