Grand Rapids, MI

196,458 Population
44.4 square miles 4,423.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.0%
was 2.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MI
Population Density
4,423.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.8%
was 45.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.3%
was 9.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in MI
Percent Under 18
23.8%
was 22.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in MI
Percent 65 and Over
11.4%
was 11.5%
Ranked 12th Highest in MI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 4.8
Ranked 16th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
21.9%
was 22.9%
Ranked 10th Lowest in MI
Median Household Income
$42,019
was $41,857
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.5
44.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.1
was 8.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
727.2
was 693.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,357.8
was 3,236.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
79,072
was 79,948
Ranked 2nd Highest in MI
Median Rent
$848
was $830
Ranked 11th Highest in MI
Total Building Permits
155
was 219
 
Occupied Housing Units
73,880
was 73,488
 
Homeownership Rate
54.0%
was 53.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in MI
Single Family Building Permits
59
was 45
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,779.2
was 1,800.3
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.2%
was 16.0%
Ranked 8th Highest in MI
Multifamily Building Permits
96
was 174
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 6th Highest in MI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.9
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.8
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 95.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 97.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in MI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.7%
was 85.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in MI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.0%
was 33.6%
Ranked 7th Highest in MI

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