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Grand Rapids
  • City in Michigan

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Grand Rapids is a city in Michigan with a population of 198,401. Grand Rapids is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Grand Rapids offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grand Rapids there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Grand Rapids and residents tend to have moderate political views.

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About Grand Rapids...
Population
198,401

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$925
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    426.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    71.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    135.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    294.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,364.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    248.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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