StatisticGrand RapidsMichiganNational
Population density (sq mi)4,36217891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Grand Rapids is 2351% 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
  • In Grand Rapids 2.07% of the population is Asian

Compare Grand Rapids, MI Demographics


      Grand Rapids population breakdown by race

      RaceGrand RapidsMichiganNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Grand Rapids age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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