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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grand Rapids is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (12.41%), food service (12.41%), and sales jobs (10.61%).
One of the benefits of Grand Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Grand Rapids overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Grand Rapids, 24.44% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Grand Rapids in 2010 was $20,056, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,224 for a family of four.
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.