Grand Rapids, MI 49506 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 49506: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Acceptable Alternative
E Grand Rapid, MI 49506
East Grand Ra, MI 49506
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cascade, MI 49506
Cascade Twp, MI 49506
Forest Hills, MI 49506
GR, MI 49506

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 577
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,379
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 995
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.942, Longitude -85.594
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,512
Population in Households 30,491
Population in Familes 23,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,021
Population Density1 4,043
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 11,991
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 7,580
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,483 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,508 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,045 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $190,886
Average Home Value $245,146


Median Household Income $62,657
Average Household Income $91,821
Per Capita Income $35,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.91%
Households 0.55% 0.95%
Families 0.33% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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 49506 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49506 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 # 76 92nd
Population Density1 # 61 94th
Diversity Index2 # 110 89th
Median Household Income # 144 86th
Per Capita Income # 87 91st

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