The City of Grand Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Michigan with a population of 202,436 as of July 1, 2020. Grand Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Grand Rapids is located at latitude 42.9634 and longitude -85.6681 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Rapids encompass a land area of 44.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.
The City of Grand Rapids (GNIS ID: 1626373) 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.
|Total Population||202,436 (100%)|
|Population in Households||194,325 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||138,986 (68.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||8,111 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,573|
|Average Household Income||$66,595|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,766|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||86,002 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||42,144 (49.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||35,810 (41.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||8,048 ( 9.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$141,945|
|Average Home Value||$168,211|
|Housing Affordability Index3||176|
|Average Household Size||2.49|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.01%|
|Per Capita Income||1.39%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.61%|
The table below compares Grand Rapids to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 23||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 428||38th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 149||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 375||46th|
|Diversity Index||# 8||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.