Grand Rapids is a relatively large city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 200,217 people and 61 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Rapids is the second largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities, Grand Rapids isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Rapids are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Rapids is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Rapids who work in office and administrative support (10.85%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (8.84%).
Also of interest is that Grand Rapids has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Grand Rapids, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Grand Rapids citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.45% of adults in Grand Rapids have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Rapids in 2010 was $28,665, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,660 for a family of four. However, Grand Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Grand Rapids is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grand Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Grand Rapids also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Grand Rapids include German, Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Grand Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.