Grand Rapids, MI Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 197,800. Estimated population in July 2020: 193,780 (-2.0% change)
Males: 96,761 (48.9%), Females: 101,039 (51.1%)

Zip codes: 49503, 49504, 49505, 49506, 49507, 49508, 49509, 49512, 49525, 49544, 49546, 49548.

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $37,224
Median house value: $91,400

Races in Grand Rapids:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.5%)
  • Black (20.4%)
  • Hispanic (13.1%)
  • Other race (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Dutch (15.7%), German (13.8%), Irish (8.6%), Polish (7.8%), English (6.9%), United States (3.0%).

Land area: 44.6 square miles

Map of Grand Rapids, MI

Population

For population 25 years and over in Grand Rapids

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Rapids city

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

10.5% Foreign born (6.5% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,382 (+3.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Grand Rapids:

  • FOREST VIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (1055 MEDICAL PARK SE)
  • MARY FREE BED HOSPTIAL (235 WEALTHY SE)
  • METROPOLITIAN HOSPITAL (1919 BOSTON S E)
  • PINE REST CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL (300 – 68TH STREET, SE)
  • SAINT MARY’S MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (200 JEFFERSON SE)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH-DOWNTOWN CAMPUS (100 MICHIGAN ST-N E)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH-KENT COMMUNITY CAMP (750 FULLER AVE NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grand Rapids:

  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 12 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Abbreviation: GRR)
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY (about 43 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; Abbreviation: MKG)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 51 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Abbreviation: AZO)

Other public-use airports nearest to Grand Rapids:

  • RIVERVIEW (about 10 miles; JENISON, MI; Abbreviation: 08C)
  • PAUL C. MILLER-SPARTA (about 11 miles; SPARTA, MI; Abbreviation: 8D4)
  • SOMERVILLE (about 13 miles; ADA, MI; Abbreviation: 34I)
Amtrak station:
GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 7,590; Location: 143 BOSTWICK AVE NE; Public; Website: www.grcc.cc.mi.us)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,148; Location: 3201 BURTON SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvin.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,022; Location: 1607 ROBINSON RD SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aquinas.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,664; Location: 1001 E BELTLINE AVE NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornerstone.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-WESTERN REGION-GRAND RAPIDS (Full-time enrollment: 1,461; Location: 415 E FULTON STREET; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DAVID WOLCOTT KENDALL MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 620; Location: 17 FOUNTAIN ST NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kcad.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 404; Location: 4020 SPARKS DR SE; Private, for-profit)
  • GRAND RAPIDS EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 279; Location: 1750 WOODWORTH ST NE; Private, for-profit)
  • CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 219; Location: 3233 BURTON ST SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.calvin.edu/seminary; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-WESTERN REGION-CAREER CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 204; Location: 3030 EASTERN AVENUE, SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu)
  • CHIC UNIVERSITY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 159; Location: 1735 FOUR MILE NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chicuniversity.com)
  • REFORMED BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 47; Location: 3333 East Beltline N.E.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.reformed.edu)
  • ROSS MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 25; Location: 2035 28TH ST SE; Private, for-profit)
  • NORTHERN AIR FLIGHT TRAINING (Location: 5500 44TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • U S BROKERS INSTITUTE INC (Location: 300 E BELTLINE NE; Private, for-profit)
  • RAPID AIR INC (Location: PO BOX 8820; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; Full-time enrollment: 15,124)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HOLLAND, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,918)
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,017)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 23,132)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,824)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,593)

Biggest public high schools in Grand Rapids:

  • FOREST HILLS NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,449; Location: 3801 LEONARD STREET NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FOREST HILLS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,370; Location: 5901 HALL STREET SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,340; Location: 1800 TREMONT BOULEVARD NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OTTAWA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,184; Location: 2055 ROSEWOOD AVENUE SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KENOWA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,167; Location: 3825 HENDERSHOT AVENUE NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,166; Location: 4451 HUNSBERGER AVENUE NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CRESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,019; Location: 1720 PLAINFIELD NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 956; Location: 421 FOUNTAIN STREET NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CITY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 111 COLLEGE AVENUE NE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • KELLOGGSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 23 JEAN STREET SW; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN H S (Students: 1,172; Location: 2300 PLYMOUTH AVE SE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: 319 SHELDON MALL SE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • SOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 160 68TH STREET SW; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • WEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 536; Location: 1801 BRISTOL AVE NW; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • GRAND RAPIDS BAPTIST SCH JR/SR (Students: 468; Location: 3101 LEONARD NE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • THE POTTERS HOUSE (Students: 290; Location: 810 VAN RAALTE DR SW; Grades: KG – 12)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCH (Students: 244; Location: 1401 FERNDALE SW; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN HI SCH (Students: 232; Location: 965 PLYMOUTH NE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • NORTH HILLS CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 136; Location: 2777 KNAPP N.E.; Grades: KG – 12)
  • LAKE MICHIGAN ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 1607 ROBINSON RD SE; Grades: 5 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

  • IROQUOIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 727; Location: 1050 IROQUOIS DRIVE SE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CAMPUS SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 801 OAKLAND AV SW; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 5810 ADA DRIVE SE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • KNAPP CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 674; Location: 1759 LEFFINGWELL AVENUE NE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 1525 MT. MERCY DRIVE NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BURTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 2133 BUCHANAN AVENUE SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 654; Location: 3775 LEONARD STREET NE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • EXCEL CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 652; Location: 4201 BRETON ROAD SE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CENTRAL WOODLANDS 5/6 SCHOOL (Students: 634; Location: 400 ALTA DALE SE; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • KENOWA HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 604; Location: 3950 HENDERSHOT AVENUE NW; Grades: 07 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Grand Rapids:

  • CUTTERVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 576; Location: 67 68TH ST SW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SYLVAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 1630 GRIGGS STREET SE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 2222 LAKE MICHIGAN DR NW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 955 WESTEND NW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCH (Students: 472; Location: 1951 PLYMOUTH S E; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CRESTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 1031 PAGE STREET NE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OAKDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 388; Location: 1050 FISK ST SE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY OF PADUA ELEM SCH (Students: 368; Location: 2510 RICHMOND NW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GD RAPIDS BAPT SCHS-CRESTVIEW (Students: 329; Location: 540 RUSSWOOD ST NORTHEAST; Grades: KG – 6)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 2233 DIAMOND N E; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Grand Rapids:

  • GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,953,702; Location: 111 LIBRARY STREET NE; 1,011,952 books; 40,219 audio materials; 13,168 video materials; 1,341 serial subscriptions)