Grand Rapids is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 11,127 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grand Rapids is the 91st largest community in Minnesota.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Rapids who work in food service (13.65%), sales jobs (12.36%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grand Rapids spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Grand Rapids are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.11% of adults in Grand Rapids having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Rapids in 2010 was $21,307, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,228 for a family of four. However, Grand Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Rapids include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Grand Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.