Grand Rapids, MI 49525 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49525: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Not Acceptable, USPS
GR, MI 49525
Plainfield, MI 49525

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 989
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,866
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,521
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.013, Longitude -85.602
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,179
Population in Households 28,452
Population in Familes 23,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 727
Population Density1 1,201
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 11,245
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 7,797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,749 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,496 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 655 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $182,890
Average Home Value $231,086


Median Household Income $60,204
Average Household Income $82,752
Per Capita Income $32,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.21%
Households 1.02% 1.22%
Families 0.9% 1.15%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 49525 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49525 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 # 92 91st
Population Density1 # 203 80th
Diversity Index2 # 311 69th
Median Household Income # 176 82nd
Per Capita Income # 129 87th

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