Big Rapids demographics profile

StatisticBig RapidsMichiganNational
Population density (sq mi)2,39910191
Median age22.239.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)20%55%55%
Speak English94%91%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Big Rapids, MI has a population of 10,495 and is the 3,804th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,399 per sq mi which is 2279% higher than the Michigan average and 2548% higher than the national average. The median age in Big Rapids is 22 which is approximately 44% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In Big Rapids, 20% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 79% of Big Rapids residents were born in Michigan, 16% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Big Rapids is 2279% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Big Rapids is 44% lower than Michigan.
  • In Big Rapids 87.99% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Big Rapids 6.24% of the population is African American.
  • In Big Rapids 1.31% of the population is Asian.

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Big Rapids population breakdown by race

RaceBig RapidsMichiganNational
African American6.24%13.89%12.63%
American Indian0.65%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.70%2.74%3.06%
Other race0.11%1.12%4.75%
In Big Rapids, 2.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Big Rapids, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).