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East Grand Rapids, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of East Grand Rapids had a population of 11,128 as of July 1, 2017. East Grand Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Grand Rapids is located at latitude 42.9466 and longitude -85.6068 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Grand Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of East Grand Rapids (GNIS ID: 1626205) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Grand Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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East Grand Rapids, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,128
Daytime Population: Workers 18,087
Daytime Population: Residents 5,270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,357
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.10
Population in Households 11,122
Population in Familes 9,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 3,795
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $113,111
Average Household Income $152,895
Per Capita Income $54,555


Total Housing Units 4,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,596 (87.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 369 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $291,002
Average Home Value $361,509


Total Households 3,964
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 3,087
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.67%
Households 0.53% 0.64%
Families 0.36% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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

The table below compares East Grand Rapids to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 90 87th
Population Density # 42 94th
Diversity Index # 452 35th
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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