Grand Rapids employment information

IndexGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Income per capita$20,542$26,143$28,555
Median household income$39,913$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,795$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,809$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$25,525$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$20,236$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate8.0%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level26.7%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Grand Rapids is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Grand Rapids is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Grand Rapids is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Grand Rapids is 71% higher than the national average.

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Grand Rapids median earnings by income bracket

Grand Rapids employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.5%
Manufacturing sector23.1%1.9%
Financial & insurance services3.4%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services14.0%12.8%
Public administration1.6%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%2.1%
Education, health & social services14.3%37.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Forest Hills, MI27,072$118,788122%
East Grand Rapids, MI10,999$107,824102%
Byron Center, MI6,057$63,99220%
Caledonia, MI1,595$60,67313%
Jenison, MI17,271$56,3815%
Grand Rapids, MI190,739$39,91325%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Salt Lake City, UT189,267$45,83314%
Sunrise Manor, NV187,647$38,99427%
Amarillo, TX194,930$47,05312%
Mobile, AL194,942$39,24127%
Glendale, CA195,380$52,4512%
Grand Rapids, MI190,739$39,91325%
Source: The Grand Rapids, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.