Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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Population

200,031

+2.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$39,913

Median Home Price

$228,000

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Best Places to Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mid-sized city - West-central Michigan, 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Grand Rapids, MI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cultural amenities
Diverse economy
Attractive downtown
Cons
Cold, cloudy winters
Some urban decay
Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metro Area

Grand Rapids is the primary cultural and business hub of western Michigan. Nearby hardwood forests made the city a notable furniture-producing center in the 19th and early 20th centuries. That industry continues today but has transitioned somewhat towards high-tech office furniture, serving as headquarters for such names as Steelcase and Herman Miller. The area is far less vulnerable to the ups and downs of the auto industry than most of Michigan.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Grand Rapids
Zip Codes: 49504 49507 49503 49506 49505
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Grand Rapids is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Grand Rapids jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Rapids's cost of living is 12.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Grand Rapids's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kent county flipped moderately Democratic, 51.9% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Grand Rapids's population is 200,031 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Grand Rapids is Real Estate: $228,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.0%.

SCHOOLS
Grand Rapids public schools spend $16,410 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Grand Rapids. More Education



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Housing Market in Grand Rapids

It's a good time to buy in Grand Rapids. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Grand Rapids is $228,000.

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Reviews for Grand Rapids   61 Reviews
The Actual City Is OK...The Rest Stinks - 7/5/2021
Grand Rapids proper - the small city - is fairly OK. Nothing special stands out about it when judged against the nicer areas of the US, but it has some decent dining and... Read More

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GR- nationally recognized as a top place to live. - 1/24/2021
Wow. “bland Rapids and everyone is Smug, uptight and part of the Christian Reformed Church. “ Someone is accurately describing Grand Rapids in 1985. Much has changed... Read More

7 months of heaven 5 of hell. - 11/9/2020
I have lived in the Grand Rapids Area for 95% of my life and I'm sad no one on this site is giving this city its due. The Natural beauty here is truly special. Most... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
49504 49507 49503 49506 49505

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