Living in Big Rapids, MI

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Big Rapids SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
10

Big Rapids, MI Crime Report

110
Total Crimes
1,060.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-58.70%
Below National Average

Big Rapids, MI Cost Of Living

83
Big Rapids's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Big Rapids, Michigan Info Snack

Big Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 10,601 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mecosta County. The city is located within Big Rapids Township, but is politically independent. Big Rapids is home of the main campus of Ferris State University, a four-year public university, well known for its College of Pharmacy and the Michigan College of Optometry, as well as its NCAA Division I hockey team, the Bulldogs.
Population
10,392
Unemployment
9.1%
Poverty
40.3%
Median Home
$92,100
Median Income
$25,194
Median Rent
$585

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Rankings for Big Rapids in Michigan

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Map Of Big Rapids, MI

Population over time in Big Rapids

Year Population % Change
2017 10,392 -0.2%
2016 10,413 -0.8%
2015 10,495 -0.4%
2014 10,532 -0.1%
2013 10,543 0.1%
2012 10,529 -1.2%
2011 10,657 0.0%
2010 10,655 -0.4%
2009 10,696 -
Crime/100k Big Rapids MI USA
Violent Crime 231.5 449.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.5 5.0
Robbery 9.6 56.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 173.6 310.3 246.8
Property Crime 829.4 1653.5 2199.5
Burglary 77.2 316.6 376.0
Larceny 694.4 1162.3 1594.6
Car Theft 57.9 174.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Big Rapids

White
85.1% (8,843)
African American
6.8% (708)
American Indian
0.7% (76)
Asian
1.9% (199)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.9% (196)
Hispanic
3.6% (370)
Race Big Rapids MI USA
White 85.1% 75.2% 61.1%
African American 6.8% 13.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.7% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 3.0% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.6% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Big Rapids, Michigan

Less than $10,000
19.4% (201,093)
$10,000 to $14,999
12.8% (132,981)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.6% (182,930)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.2% (84,978)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.5% (109,304)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.1% (146,928)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (110,601)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.4% (46,056)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (12,649)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (11,676)
Income Big Rapids MI USA
Less than $10,000 19.4% 6.9% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 12.8% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.6% 10.1% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.2% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.5% 13.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.1% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.4% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 4.8% 7.0%

Gender in Big Rapids

Female
48.7% (5,066)
Male
51.3% (5,325)
Gender Big Rapids MI USA
Female 48.7% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 51.3% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Big Rapids for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (415)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (727)
High School / GED
25.0% (2,598)
Some College
21.0% (2,182)
Associate's Degree
15.0% (1,558)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (1,558)
Master's Degree
8.0% (831)
Professional Degree
2.0% (207)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (311)
Education Big Rapids MI USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 15.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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