Who lives in Grand Rapids?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 631 5.7%
5-9 years 1,036 9.3%
10-14 years 644 5.8%
15-17 years 270 2.4%
18-24 years 756 6.8%
25-34 years 1,354 12.2%
35-44 years 1,324 11.9%
45-54 years 1,082 9.7%
55-64 years 1,545 13.9%
65-74 years 1,222 11.0%
75-84 years 697 6.3%
85 years and older 579 5.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 5,461 49.0%
Female 5,679 51.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 10,772 96.7%
Of Color 368 3.3%
Black or African American suppressed
American Indian and Alaskan Native suppressed
Asian or Pacific Islander suppressed
Other suppressed
Two or more races 127 1.1%
Hispanic or Latino suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 10,509 100.0%
English only 10,322 98.2%
Language other than English suppressed
Speaks English less than "very well" 53 0.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total population for whom disability status is determined 10,625 100.0%
Population with a disability 2,086 19.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Foreign-born residents suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 11,100 100.0%
Same residence 9,259 83.4%
Different residence in the U.S. 1,841 16.6%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Grand Rapids's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 4,847 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,049 42.3%
$35,000-$49,999 690 14.2%
$50,000-$74,999 1,042 21.5%
$75,000-$99,999 482 9.9%
$100,000 or more 584 12.0%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $45,784 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 10,514 100.0%
Less than $35,000 2,049 42.3%
With income below poverty 1,858 17.7%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 1,184 11.3%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 1,812 17.2%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 5,660 53.8%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 2,592 24.7%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) suppressed
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 2,927 27.8%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 832 7.9%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 913 8.7%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 1,237 11.8%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 1,694 16.1%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 1,451 13.8%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 10,625 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 945 8.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 5,066 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 219 4.3%
Occupied housing units 4,847 95.7%
Average household size 2.1
Owner-occupied 2,879 56.8%
Average household size 2.3
Renter-occupied 1,968 38.8%
Average household size 1.9
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 668 13.2%
1970-1999 2,212 43.7%
1940-1969 1,660 32.8%
1939 or earlier 526 10.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households (2014-2018)
Total households 4,847 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 2,784 57.4%
With children under 18 years 1,352 27.9%
Married-couple family households 2,080 42.9%
With children under 18 years 840 17.3%
Single-person family households 704 14.5%
With children under 18 years 512 10.6%
Nonfamily households 2,063 42.6%
Householder living alone 1,827 37.7%
65 years and over 957 19.7%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 1,352 27.9%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 1,699 35.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 2,466 50.9%
Moved in 2000-2009 1,092 22.5%
Moved in 1990-1999 508 10.5%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 508 10.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 4,778 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 1,670 35.0%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 2,843 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 579 20.4%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 1,935 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 1,091 56.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 1,935
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $651
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 556 11.5%
1 vehicle available 1,889 39.0%
2 vehicles available 1,556 32.1%
3 or more vehicles available 846 17.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 5,039 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 4,387 87.1%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 582 11.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 4,775 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 1,659 34.7%
10-19 minutes 2,240 46.9%
20-29 minutes 302 6.3%
30 minutes or longer 574 12.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 7,803 100.0%
Less than high school 503 6.4%
High school diploma or GED 2,203 28.2%
Some college or associate’s degree 3,207 41.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 1,317 16.9%
Graduate or professional Degree 573 7.3%
High school graduate or higher 7,300 93.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,890 24.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 5,913 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 4,704 79.6%
Civilian labor force 4,795 100.0%
Unemployed suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 9,334 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 2,126 22.8%
Age 30 to 54 4,781 51.2%
Age 55 or older 2,427 26.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 2,685 28.8%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 3,087 33.1%
$40,000 or more per year 3,562 38.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 837 9.0%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation 134 1.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 544 5.8%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 123 1.3%
Construction 430 4.6%
Educational services 889 9.5%
Finance and insurance 267 2.9%
Health care and social assistance 1,974 21.1%
Information 103 1.1%
Management of companies and enterprises 43 0.5%
Manufacturing 629 6.7%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 134 1.4%
Other services (excluding public administration) 371 4.0%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 214 2.3%
Public administration 661 7.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing 78 0.8%
Retail trade 1,286 13.8%
Transportation and warehousing 213 2.3%
Utilities 242 2.6%
Wholesale trade 246 2.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 8,948 95.9%
Black or African American alone 65 0.7%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 130 1.4%
Asian alone 48 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 137 1.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 553 5.9%
High school or equivalent, no college 2,093 22.4%
Some college or associate degree 2,845 30.5%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 1,717 18.4%