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Big Rapids Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Big Rapids Area is 43,226. The Big Rapids Area population density is 75.68 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 102.25 people per square mile and is about the same as the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Big Rapids Area is white, which represent 93.18% of the total population. The average Big Rapids Area education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 43,226. #629

Population Density, #476

Big Rapids Area
75.68 per square mile
102.25 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:40,279 (93.18%, #186)
Black:1,160 (2.68%, #499)
Hispanic:845 (1.95%, #737)
Asian:341 (0.79%, #508)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):184 (0.43%, #416)
One Race, Other:115 (0.27%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,147 (2.65%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

33,923 (78.48%) out of the total population of 43,226 reported first ancestry.

 Big Rapids Area% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Arab3230.75%, see rank1.70%0.56%
Czech3030.70%, see rank0.48%0.47%
Danish2940.68%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch3,1087.19%, see rank4.77%1.40%
English5,32712.32%, see rank9.31%8.02%
French2,8796.66%, see rank6.00%3.34%
German11,57826.78%, see rank20.99%15.03%
Greek600.14%, see rank0.44%0.41%
Hungarian1690.39%, see rank0.96%0.46%
Irish5,65113.07%, see rank11.09%10.80%
Italian1,2442.88%, see rank4.72%5.52%
Norwegian4391.02%, see rank0.77%1.42%
Polish3,4748.04%, see rank8.63%3.01%
Portuguese160.04%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian1250.29%, see rank0.73%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3420.79%, see rank0.71%0.99%
Scottish8311.92%, see rank2.22%1.72%
Subsaharan African700.16%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish1,2112.80%, see rank1.52%1.27%
Swiss1510.35%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian340.08%, see rank0.39%0.31%
American2,7896.45%, see rank5.98%7.12%
Welsh2180.50%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 21,753 (50.32%, see rank)
Females: 21,473 (49.68%, see rank)

Big Rapids Area
Male: 50.32%
Female: 49.68%
Male: 49.09%
Female: 50.91%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Big Rapids Area
34.80 years old
39.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Big Rapids Area
32.50 years old
38.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Big Rapids Area
37.10 years old
40.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Big Rapids Area% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Under 5 years2,0964.85%, see rank5.85%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,0594.76%, see rank6.30%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,6786.20%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,51710.45%, see rank7.12%6.85%
20 to 24 years5,90113.65%, see rank7.14%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,41310.21%, see rank11.92%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,1299.55%, see rank12.39%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,11011.82%, see rank14.69%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,43112.56%, see rank13.36%12.29%
65 to 74 years4,0549.38%, see rank8.04%7.64%
75 to 84 2,0754.80%, see rank4.53%4.25%
85 years and over7631.77%, see rank2.02%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Big Rapids AreaMichiganU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population25,975, 100%6,619,834209,056,129
Less Than High School2,707, 10.42%, see rank10.73%13.67%
High School Graduate9,105, 35.05%, see rank30.18%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree8,405, 32.36%, see rank32.68%29.09%
Bachelor Degree3,482, 13.41%, see rank16.15%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,276, 8.76%, see rank10.27%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.38, see rank13.5913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Big Rapids Area MichiganU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten87386.71%13.29%77.32%22.68%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)3,80788.99%, see rank11.01%, see rank89.70%10.30%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,17296.27%, see rank3.73%, see rank91.59%8.41%90.60%9.40%
College7,64291.76%, see rank8.24%, see rank84.70%15.30%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School66195.16%, see rank4.84%, see rank75.66%24.34%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Big Rapids AreaMichiganU.S.
Total Households15,529, 100%3,827,880116,211,092
Average Household Size2.58, see rank2.522.63
1 Person Households4,089, 26.33%, see rank28.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households11,440, 73.67%, see rank71.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)9,989, 64.32%, see rank65.34%66.22%
Average Family Size3.13, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family7,966, 51.30%, see rank48.00%48.42%
Nonfamily Households5,540, 35.68%, see rank34.66%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Big Rapids Area%MichiganU.S.
15 Years and Over Total36,393see rank8,030,282252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over18,214100%, see rank3,903,030123,281,364
Never Married7,54241.41%, see rank35.49%35.77%
Married8,61147.28%, see rank51.21%52.04%
Widowed3091.70%, see rank2.74%2.57%
Divorced1,7529.62%, see rank10.56%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over18,179100%, see rank4,127,252129,692,771
Never Married6,25834.42%, see rank29.42%29.48%
Married8,38546.12%, see rank48.54%49.19%
Widowed1,6048.82%, see rank9.51%9.16%
Divorced1,93210.63%, see rank12.53%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Big Rapids Area%MichiganU.S.
Native42,31097.88%, see rank93.83%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence36,40584.22%, see rank76.68%58.73%
Born in Different State5,73413.27%, see rank16.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1710.40%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born9162.12%, see rank6.17%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4411.02%, see rank3.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship4751.10%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe2740.63%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia3390.78%, see rank2.93%3.82%
Born In Africa810.19%, see rank0.27%0.55%
Born In Oceania420.10%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America930.22%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America870.20%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Big Rapids Area%MichiganU.S.
English14,79195.25%, see rank90.09%79.39%
Spanish1931.24%, see rank3.16%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages3091.99%, see rank3.59%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1090.70%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other1270.82%, see rank1.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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