Grand Rapids, MI 49505 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49505: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Not Acceptable, USPS
GR, MI 49505

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 583
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,227
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,299
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.01, Longitude -85.625
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Grand Rapids, MI 49505 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,401
Population in Households 31,405
Population in Familes 23,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 996
Population Density1 3,556
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 13,392
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 7,827
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,619 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,773 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,097 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $117,798
Average Home Value $129,490


Median Household Income $42,852
Average Household Income $54,354
Per Capita Income $23,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.94%
Households 0.63% 0.95%
Families 0.38% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Grand Rapids, MI 49505 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49505 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 # 69 93rd
Population Density1 # 85 91st
Diversity Index2 # 100 90th
Median Household Income # 624 37th
Per Capita Income # 545 45th

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