Gowen, MI 49326 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 49326: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gowen, MI 49326

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,567
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.235, Longitude -85.34
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 49326 has segments in 2 Counties (Kent, Montcalm).

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Gowen, MI 49326 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,774
Population in Households 3,705
Population in Familes 3,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,443
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,045
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,275 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 351 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $140,139
Average Home Value $181,608


Median Household Income $54,581
Average Household Income $67,508
Per Capita Income $26,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.76%
Households 0.55% 0.79%
Families 0.4% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Gowen, MI 49326 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49326 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 543 45th
Population Density1 # 443 55th
Diversity Index2 # 710 28th
Median Household Income # 278 72nd
Per Capita Income # 327 67th

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