Grand Rapids, MI 49534 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49534: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Acceptable Alternative
Walker, MI 49534

Not Acceptable, USPS
GR, MI 49534
Standale, MI 49534

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 535
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,150
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,950
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.977, Longitude -85.769
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 49534 has segments in 2 Counties (Kent, Ottawa).

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Grand Rapids, MI 49534 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,162
Population in Households 23,106
Population in Familes 18,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 9,216
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 6,024
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,537 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,679 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $166,757
Average Home Value $183,712


Median Household Income $58,895
Average Household Income $73,016
Per Capita Income $29,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.16%
Households 0.97% 1.19%
Families 0.75% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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 49534 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49534 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 # 152 85th
Population Density1 # 261 74th
Diversity Index2 # 399 60th
Median Household Income # 197 80th
Per Capita Income # 218 78th

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