Grand Rapids, MI 49512 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49512: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Acceptable Alternative
Kentwood, MI 49512

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cascade, MI 49512
Cascade Twp, MI 49512
GR, MI 49512

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Kent County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.881, Longitude -85.535
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,577
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,078
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,744
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,334

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 49512 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 49512 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,438
Population in Households 17,213
Population in Familes 12,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $51,925
Average Household Income $69,276
Per Capita Income $31,084


Total Housing Units 8,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,614 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,120 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 733 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $177,748
Average Home Value $188,904


Total Households 7,734
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,055
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.39% 1.12%
Households 1.22% 1.06%
Families 1.04% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   4.04%

Grand Rapids, MI 49512 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49512 to the other 978 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 228 77th
Population Density # 236 76th
Diversity Index # 39 96th
Median Household Income # 433 56th
Per Capita Income # 239 76th

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