Grand Rapids demographics profile

StatisticGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Population193,8879,909,600318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,36210191
Median age31.139.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%41%43%
Speak English85%91%79%
Speak Spanish11%3%13%
Grand Rapids, MI has a population of 193,887 and is the 124th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,362 per sq mi which is 4225% higher than the Michigan average and 4715% higher than the national average. The median age in Grand Rapids is 31 which is approximately 21% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In Grand Rapids, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 72% of Grand Rapids residents were born in Michigan, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Grand Rapids is 4225% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Grand Rapids is 21% lower than Michigan.
  • In Grand Rapids 68.31% of the population is White.
  • In Grand Rapids 19.68% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Grand Rapids 2.07% of the population is Asian.

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Grand Rapids population breakdown by race

RaceGrand RapidsMichiganNational
White68.31%78.89%73.35%
Black or African American19.68%13.89%12.63%
Asian2.07%2.79%5.22%
American Indian0.44%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.74%2.74%3.06%
Other race4.72%1.12%4.75%
In Grand Rapids, 15.6% 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 Grand Rapids, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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