Rapid River, MI 49878 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49878: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rapid River, MI 49878

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Delta County
  • Centroid: Latitude 45.898, Longitude -86.9
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 49878 has segments in 2 Counties (Alger, Delta).

  • Businesses Addresses: 68
  • PO Box Addresses: 208
  • Residential Addresses: 1,652
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 23
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,629

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Rapid River, MI 49878 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,489
Daytime Population: Workers 489
Daytime Population: Residents 2,092
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 3,460
Population in Familes 2,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $48,483
Average Household Income $58,940
Per Capita Income $26,743


Total Housing Units 3,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,389 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,455 (48.0%)
Median Home Value $131,273
Average Home Value $155,346


Total Households 1,576
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,044
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 -0.29% -0.48%
Households -0.35% -0.51%
Families -0.57% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Rapid River, MI 49878 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49878 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 562 43rd
Population Density # 937 5th
Diversity Index # 529 47th
Median Household Income # 505 49th
Per Capita Income # 384 61st

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