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   (County: Mecosta County)

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Demographics Analysis

The people of Big Rapids City, Michigan give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 126

5 to 9 years : 159

10 to 14 years : 150

15 to 17 years : 54

18 and 19 years : 1,653

20 years : 483

21 years : 597

22 to 24 years : 697

25 to 29 years : 544

30 to 34 years : 192

35 to 39 years : 412

40 to 44 years : 183

45 to 49 years : 174

50 to 54 years : 70

55 to 59 years : 124

60 and 61 years : 16

62 to 64 years : 31

65 and 66 years : 31

67 to 69 years : 32

70 to 74 years : 46

75 to 79 years : 20

80 to 84 years : 28

85 years and over : 21

Female:

Under 5 years : 216

5 to 9 years : 144

10 to 14 years : 84

15 to 17 years : 175

18 and 19 years : 1,370

20 years : 343

21 years : 354

22 to 24 years : 520

25 to 29 years : 247

30 to 34 years : 125

35 to 39 years : 87

40 to 44 years : 59

45 to 49 years : 250

50 to 54 years : 120

55 to 59 years : 88

60 and 61 years : 31

62 to 64 years : 64

65 and 66 years : 54

67 to 69 years : 34

70 to 74 years : 41

75 to 79 years : 54

80 to 84 years : 76

85 years and over : 55


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 5,208

Multiple ancestry : 4,014

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 127

Ancestry not reported : 1,085


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 9,988

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 38

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 192

Not a U.S. citizen : 216


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 342

5 to 17 years : 766

18 to 24 years : 6,017

25 to 34 years : 1,108

35 to 44 years : 741

45 to 54 years : 614

55 to 59 years : 212

60 and 61 years : 47

62 to 64 years : 95

65 to 74 years : 238

75 years and over : 254

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 281

5 to 17 years : 608

18 to 24 years : 4,646

25 to 34 years : 718

35 to 44 years : 573

45 to 54 years : 512

55 to 59 years : 182

60 and 61 years : 36

62 to 64 years : 50

65 to 74 years : 151

75 years and over : 191

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 45

5 to 17 years : 147

18 to 24 years : 1,137

25 to 34 years : 251

35 to 44 years : 168

45 to 54 years : 90

55 to 59 years : 30

60 and 61 years : 11

62 to 64 years : 32

65 to 74 years : 79

75 years and over : 50

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 33

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 5

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 16

5 to 17 years : 11

18 to 24 years : 201

25 to 34 years : 139

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 12

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 13

65 to 74 years : 8

75 years and over : 8


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 4,555

Female : 3,393

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,058

Female : 982

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 5

Female : 33

Foreign born:

Male : 225

Female : 183


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 7,034

Born in other state in the United States : 1,548

Native: born outside the United States : 33

Foreign born : 148


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 5,292

Now married, except separated : 1,396

Divorced : 397

Separated : 19

Widowed : 100

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 1,429

Now married, except separated : 353

Divorced : 69

Separated : 7

Widowed : 68

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 33

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 5

Foreign born:

Never married : 302

Now married, except separated : 45

Divorced : 32

Separated : 0

Widowed : 8


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Speak only English : 9,423

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 166

Speak English less than "very well" : 21

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 32

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 41

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 22

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 30

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Gujarati:

Speak English "very well" : 17

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Chinese:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hmong:

Speak English "very well" : 60

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Thai:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 38

Laotian:

Speak English "very well" : 34

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 20

Speak English less than "very well" : 20

Other Asian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 55

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 46

Speak English less than "very well" : 45


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • German: 2,573   (24.6%)
  • Other Groups: 1,470   (14.1%)
  • Irish: 1,217   (11.6%)
  • English: 883   (8.4%)
  • Polish: 693   (6.6%)
  • Dutch: 502   (4.8%)
  • French (except Basque): 462   (4.4%)
  • Italian: 452   (4.3%)
  • United States Or American: 279   (2.7%)
  • Swedish: 263   (2.5%)
  • Scottish: 262   (2.5%)
  • French Canadian: 219   (2.1%)
  • Finnish: 130   (1.2%)
  • Scotch-irish: 128   (1.2%)
  • Norwegian: 116   (1.1%)
  • Arab: 70   (0.7%)
  • European: 70   (0.7%)
  • Subsaharan African: 63   (0.6%)
  • Canadian: 52   (0.5%)
  • Danish: 49   (0.5%)
  • Hungarian: 49   (0.5%)
  • Czech: 45   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 39   (0.4%)
  • Russian: 38   (0.4%)
  • Belgian: 36   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 35   (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 30   (0.3%)
  • Greek: 30   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 25   (0.2%)
  • Albanian: 21   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 21   (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 20   (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 15   (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 14   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 14   (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 10   (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 9   (0.1%)
  • Celtic: 8   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Maltese: 6   (0.1%)
  • Assyrian/chaldean/syriac: 6   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 5   (0.0%)
  • British: 5   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Big Rapids City, Michigan is 10,434



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Big Rapids City, Michigan: 5,843
Female Population in Big Rapids City, Michigan: 4,591


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Big Rapids City, Michigan: 21.5
Median Female Resident Age in Big Rapids City, Michigan: 20.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Big Rapids City, Michigan


White


Both sexes

22.0

Male

21.9

Female

22.1

Black or African American


Both sexes

20.9

Male

21.2

Female

20.6

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

21.5

Male

21.8

Female

21.0

Asian


Both sexes

21.7

Male

21.3

Female

22.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

19.5

Male

19.5

Female

19.5

Other


Both sexes

21.2

Male

22.7

Female

20.6

Two or More Races


Both sexes

19.1

Male

18.7

Female

19.8

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

21.1

Male

21.3

Female

21.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

22.0

Male

21.9

Female

22.1


(updated 2010)



Races in Big Rapids City, Michigan


  • White: 8,763
  • African American: 918
  • American Indian: 35
  • Asian: 322
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 51
  • Two or More Races: 345



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Big Rapids City, Michigan citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 18   (1.11%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 6   (0.37%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 16   (0.99%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 50   (3.08%)
  • 9th Grade: 12   (0.74%)
  • 10th Grade: 25   (1.54%)
  • 11th Grade: 36   (2.22%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 7   (0.43%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 298   (18.36%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 91   (5.61%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 271   (16.7%)
  • Associate Degree: 179   (11.03%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 314   (19.35%)
  • Master's Degree: 147   (9.06%)
  • Professional School Degree: 46   (2.83%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 107   (6.59%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 12   (0.63%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 9   (0.47%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 5   (0.26%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 69   (3.61%)
  • 9th Grade: 21   (1.1%)
  • 10th Grade: 79   (4.13%)
  • 11th Grade: 47   (2.46%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 37   (1.94%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 447   (23.39%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 124   (6.49%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 375   (19.62%)
  • Associate Degree: 178   (9.31%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 337   (17.63%)
  • Master's Degree: 154   (8.06%)
  • Professional School Degree: 3   (0.16%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 14   (0.73%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Big Rapids Public Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 21034 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-2627, Students: 2,100 )

  • Crossroads Charter Academy


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 215 W. Spruce Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-9041, Students: 646 )

  • Mecosta-osceola Isd


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-3543, Students: 314 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Big Rapids Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 500 N. Warren Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-9965, Students: 443 )

  • Crossroads Charter Academy


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 215 N. State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-6589, Students: 372 )

  • Brookside Elementary School


    ( Grades: 1-5, Location: 210 Escott Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-8323, Students: 263 )

  • Riverview Elementary School


    ( Grades: 1-5, Location: 509 Willow Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-2550, Students: 231 )

  • Hillcrest Elementary School


    ( Grades: 1-5, Location: 501 W. Bridge Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-6234, Students: 228 )

  • Eastwood Early Childhood Center


    ( Grades: K-KG, Location: 410 N. 3rd Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-5556, Students: 179 )

  • Mecosta-osceola Education Center


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-3543, Students: 160 )

  • Early Success - Right From The Start


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 15760 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 592-9605, )

  • Mecosta-osceola Career Center


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 15830 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-5805, )

  • Mecosta-osceola Alternative Education Center


    ( Location: 15800 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-4410, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Big Rapids High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 21175 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-7651, Students: 657 )

  • Crossroads Charter Academy


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 215 West Spruce Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-9041, Students: 274 )

  • New Directions High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 21485 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-3489, Students: 65 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Ferris State University


    ( 4-year, Public, Student Population: 13,087; Location: 01 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Web: http://www.ferris.edu/ )

Largest Schools (Private) In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • St Peter Lutheran School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 408 West Bellevue Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-8782, Students: 75 )

  • St Mary School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 927 Marion Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307, Phone: (231) 796-6731, Students: 72 )

Academic Libraries In Big Rapids City, Michigan

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Big Rapids Community Library


    426 South Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Big Rapids City, Michigan


  • Mecosta County Historical Society C/o Judy Irvin


    129 South Stewart, Big Rapids, MI 49307

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Big Rapids City, Michigan affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Big Rapids City, Michigan.

Area Features of Big Rapids City, Michigan


Airport


(1) Mecosta County General Hospital Heliport   (2) Roben-hood Airport  

Building


(1) Alumni Building   (2) Arts And Sciences Commons   (3) Automotive Center   (4) Big Rapids Department Of Public Safety Fire Station   (5) Big Rapids Library   (6) Big Rapids Police Department   (7) Big Rapids Township Fire Department   (8) Bishop Hall   (9) Bond Hall   (10) Brophy Hall   (11) Business Building   (12) Carlisle Hall   (13) Clark Hall   (14) Cramer Hall   (15) Creative Arts Center   (16) East Campus Apartments   (17) Ewigleben Sports Complex   (18) Ferris State University Department Of Public Safety   (19) Flite Library   (20) General Services Building   (21) Granger Center   (22) Hallisy Hall   (23) Heavy Equipment Technology   (24) Helen Ferris Hall   (25) Henderson Hall   (26) Instructional Resource Center   (27) Johnson Hall   (28) Knollcrest Commons   (29) Masselink Hall   (30) Mckessey House   (31) Mcnerney Hall   (32) Mecosta County Building   (33) Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services   (34) Mecosta County Historical Museum   (35) Mecosta County Sheriff S Office   (36) Merrill Hall   (37) Miller Hall   (38) Music Building   (39) National Elastomer Center   (40) Pharmacy Building   (41) Pickell Hall   (42) Power House   (43) Prakken Building   (44) Puterbaugh Hall   (45) Rankin Student Center   (46) Science Building   (47) South Campus Apartments   (48) South Commons   (49) Southwest Commons   (50) Southwest Heating Plant   (51) Starr Building   (52) Student Recreational Center   (53) Swan Building   (54) Taggart Hall   (55) Timme Center For Student Services   (56) Travis Hall   (57) Vandercook Hall   (58) Victor F Spathelf Center   (59) Ward Hall   (60) West Building   (61) West Campus Apartments   (62) West Commons   (63) Williams Auditorium  

Cemetery


(1) Fairview Cemetery   (2) Highland View Cemetery   (3) Hungerford Cemetery   (4) Lawrence Farm Cemetery Historical   (5) Mount Camp Cemetery   (6) Van Gilder Cemetery   (7) West Cemetery   (8) Woodville Cemetery  

Church


(1) Big Rapids Assembly Of God Church   (2) Big Rapids Church Of Christ   (3) Big Rapids Free Methodist Church   (4) Big Rapids Parish   (5) Central Valley Community Church   (6) Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints   (7) Church Of The Nazarene   (8) Evangelical Wesleyan Church   (9) Fellowship Christian Reformed Church   (10) First Baptist Church   (11) First United Methodist Church   (12) Good Shepherd Lutheran Church   (13) Hatfield Church   (14) Hillside Baptist Church   (15) Immanuel Lutheran Church   (16) Jehovah S Witnesses   (17) Norwich Church   (18) Redeemer Lutheran Church   (19) Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ   (20) Resurrection Life Church   (21) Saint Andrew S Episcopal Church   (22) Saint Mary S Catholic Church   (23) Saint Paul Catholic Campus Parish   (24) Saint Peter S Lutheran Church   (25) Seventh-day Adventist Church   (26) State Street Church Of God   (27) Third Avenue United Methodist Church   (28) United Church Of Big Rapids  

Civil


(1) Charter Township Of Big Rapids   (2) City Of Big Rapids   (3) Township Of Norwich  

Crossing


(1) Interchange 139  

Hospital


(1) Birkam Health Center   (2) Mecosta County Medical Center  

Lake


(1) Bisel Lake   (2) Hungerford Lake   (3) Hunt Lake   (4) Lee Lake   (5) Mud Lake   (6) Nehmer Lake   (7) Pearson Lake   (8) Pickerel Lake   (9) Toogood Lake   (10) Turnbull Lake  

Locale


(1) Big Rapids Rest Area   (2) Big Rapids Station Historical   (3) Falcon Head Golf Club   (4) Hungerford Station Historical   (5) Katke Golf Course   (6) Lumberton Station Historical   (7) Woodville Station Historical  

Park


(1) Centennial Park   (2) Fairman Community Pool   (3) Ferris Institute Historical Marker Historical   (4) Ferris State College Historical Marker   (5) First United Methodist Church Historical Marker   (6) Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park   (7) Hanchett Park   (8) Hemlock Park   (9) Holland Park   (10) Industrial Park Ballfield   (11) Library Park   (12) Linden Street Park   (13) Mineral Well Historical Marker   (14) Mitchell Creek Park   (15) Northend Riverside Park   (16) Old Mecosta County Jail Historical Marker   (17) Osceola Pavillion   (18) Pocket Park   (19) River Street Park   (20) Saint Andrew S Episcopal Church Historical Marker   (21) Supervisors Park   (22) Swede Hill Park   (23) Top Taggart Field   (24) Vogel Field   (25) West Intramural Fields  

Populated Place


(1) Big Rapids   (2) Big Rapids Mobile Home Court   (3) College Park Mobile Village   (4) Forest Hills Mobile Home Park   (5) Havenview Mobile Home Court   (6) Woodville  

Post Office


(1) Big Rapids Post Office   (2) Hungerford Post Office Historical   (3) Keno Post Office Historical   (4) Lumberton Post Office Historical   (5) Woodville Post Office Historical  

School


(1) Big Rapids High School   (2) Big Rapids Middle School   (3) Brookside Elementary School   (4) Brookside School   (5) Cobb School   (6) Crossroads Charter Academy   (7) Eastwood Elementary School   (8) Ferris State University   (9) Hillcrest Elementary School   (10) Hillcrest School   (11) Lincoln School   (12) Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District-campus   (13) New Directions High School   (14) Pineview School   (15) Pleasant View School   (16) Riverview Elementary School   (17) Saint Mary S Catholic School   (18) Saint Peter S Lutheran School   (19) Vangilder School  

Stream


(1) Dalziel Creek   (2) Higginson Creek   (3) Little Bear Creek   (4) Mitchell Creek   (5) Ryan Creek  

Tower


(1) Waaq-fm Big Rapids   (2) Wbrn-am Big Rapids   (3) Wbrn-fm Big Rapids  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Big Rapids City, Michigan

49307 (pop. 19,166)


Cities Nearby Big Rapids City, Michigan

Big Rapids Township, MI  (pop. 3,249) 1.4 Miles
Green Charter Township, MI  (pop. 3,279) 5.0 Miles
Mecosta Township, MI  (pop. 2,542) 6.6 Miles
Stanwood Village, MI  (pop. 198) 8.4 Miles
Barton Township, MI  (pop. 716) 8.6 Miles
Austin Township, MI  (pop. 1,599) 8.8 Miles
Goodwell Township, MI  (pop. 547) 9.9 Miles
Hersey Village, MI  (pop. 322) 10.6 Miles
Martiny Township, MI  (pop. 1,668) 11.3 Miles
Hersey Township, MI  (pop. 1,835) 11.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Big Rapids City, Michigan

231



Elevation in Big Rapids City, Michigan is 1,011.0 ft. (308.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Big Rapids City, Michigan

Lat: 43.698919 N        Long: -85.481208 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Big Rapids City, Michigan need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Michigan

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
  Total Electric Industry 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.93 2.94 0.00 0.00 2.80
  Full-Service Providers 8.73 7.86 5.05 10.17 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.73 7.85 5.03 10.17 0.00 7.12
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 6.22 5.62 4.91 0.00 0.00 5.03
  Full-Service Providers 8.53 7.90 5.10 10.77 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 8.52 7.90 5.09 10.77 0.00 7.11
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.67
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 6.23 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.97
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.73 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.56 4.41 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.91 5.04 10.43 0.00 7.15
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.79 5.02 10.43 0.00 7.09
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.48 0.00 0.00 0.51
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.18 4.43 0.00 0.00 4.50
  Full-Service Providers 8.35 7.59 4.98 0.00 8.21 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.35 7.55 4.96 0.00 8.21 6.85
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.13 1.80 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.44
  Energy-Only Providers 6.49 5.42 4.24 0.00 0.00 4.91
  Full-Service Providers 8.33 7.66 4.86 0.00 7.89 7.03
  Total Electric Industry 8.33 7.57 4.92 0.00 7.89 6.94
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.22 1.93 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.49
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 5.78 4.37 0.00 0.00 5.19
  Full-Service Providers 8.40 7.87 5.33 0.00 13.07 7.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.40 7.84 5.32 0.00 13.07 7.23
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.69 2.65 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.87
  Energy-Only Providers 5.42 7.00 4.07 0.00 0.00 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.77 8.42 6.13 0.00 10.06 8.17
  Total Electric Industry 9.77 8.51 6.05 0.00 10.06 8.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Big Rapids City, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 142   (3.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 16   (0.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 43   (1.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 110   (2.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 248   (5.8%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 398   (9.3%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 643   (15.1%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 400   (9.4%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 241   (5.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 284   (6.6%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 173   (4.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 143   (3.3%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 651   (15.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 780   (18.3%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 2,161

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 179

In 3-person carpool : 17

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 9

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 8

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 5

Motorcycle : 8

Bicycle : 57

Walked : 1,021

Other means : 10

Worked at home : 93


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 900

5 to 9 minutes : 1,400

10 to 14 minutes : 485

15 to 19 minutes : 306

20 to 24 minutes : 66

25 to 29 minutes : 70

30 to 34 minutes : 24

35 to 39 minutes : 30

40 to 44 minutes : 2

45 to 59 minutes : 34

60 to 89 minutes : 120

90 or more minutes : 38


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 496

No Social Security income : 2,372


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

With retirement income : 409

No retirement income : 2,459


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 163

$10,000 to $14,999 : 118

$15,000 to $19,999 : 89

$20,000 to $24,999 : 30

$25,000 to $29,999 : 53

$30,000 to $34,999 : 42

$35,000 to $39,999 : 79

$40,000 to $44,999 : 14

$45,000 to $49,999 : 48

$50,000 to $59,999 : 112

$60,000 to $74,999 : 41

$75,000 to $99,999 : 110

$100,000 to $124,999 : 86

$125,000 to $149,999 : 9

$150,000 to $199,999 : 24

$200,000 or more : 7


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $36,067


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WSHN (1550 AM; 1.0 kW; Fremont, MI; Owner: Noordyk Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (1590 AM; 1.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • WWBR (100.9 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • NEW (102.7 FM; Leroy, MI; Owner: Roy E. Henderson)
  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; Lakeview, MI; Owner: Stafford Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WCKC (107.1 FM; Tustin, MI; Owner: Northern Star Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Canadian Lakes, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: International Radio Friends Corporation)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: Well Of Rehoboth Church & Outreach Ministry)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; Hesperia, MI; Owner: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Chase, MI; Owner: Saidnewsfoundation)
  • WDEE-FM (97.3 FM; Paris, MI; Owner: Steven V. Beilfuss)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • WCMV (Channel 27; Tustin, MI; Owner: Central Michigan University)
  • WFQX-TV (Channel 33; Tustin, MI; Owner: Cadillac Telecasting Co.)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; Tustin, MI; Owner: Heritage Broadcasting Company Of Michigan)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 706  (29.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 504  (21.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 507  (21.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 4  (0.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 243  (10.3%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 588  (27.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 626  (28.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 817  (37.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 18  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Bus Station(s)


    14342 Northland Dr.
    Ferris State Fitness Center
    Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

(updated 2008)



There are 167 Farms In Big Rapids City, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Big Rapids City, Michigan

Chemical Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $12.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 158

Isabella Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 27

The Huntington National Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $127.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 759

Fifth Third Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $260.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,348

Lake-osceola State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $371.8k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 8

Independent Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 119

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Big Rapids City, Michigan

  • Roben-Hood


    (about 2.0 miles in Big Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: WBR)

  • Miller Field


    (about 13.4 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Mount Pleasant Municipal


    (about 37.8 miles in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Airport Code: MOP)

  • Wexford County


    (about 40.0 miles in Cadillac, Michigan; Airport Code: CAD)

  • Greenville Municipal


    (about 40.1 miles in Greenville, Michigan; Airport Code: MI1)

  • Gratiot Community


    (about 47.6 miles in Alma, Michigan; Airport Code: AMN)

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 49.7 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 49.7 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Muskegon County


    (about 52.7 miles in Muskegon, Michigan; Airport Code: MKG)

  • Gladwin Zettel Memorial


    (about 53.5 miles in Beaverton, Michigan; Airport Code: GDW)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

64.70%

Carpooled

9.08%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.37%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.14%

Subway Or Elevated

0.14%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.11%

Motorcycle

0.11%

Bicycle

1.43%

Walked

19.05%

Other Means

1.09%

Worked At Home

2.78%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Big Rapids City, Michigan, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 584

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 72

Female householder, no husband present : 369

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,141

Householder not living alone : 702


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 197

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 24

All other households : 2,647


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 418

Renter-occupied housing units : 166

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 11

Renter-occupied housing units : 61

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 114

Renter-occupied housing units : 255

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 292

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,551


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 723

$10,000 to $14,999 : 445

$15,000 to $19,999 : 388

$20,000 to $24,999 : 146

$25,000 to $29,999 : 245

$30,000 to $34,999 : 133

$35,000 to $39,999 : 113

$40,000 to $44,999 : 44

$45,000 to $49,999 : 85

$50,000 to $59,999 : 181

$60,000 to $74,999 : 96

$75,000 to $99,999 : 135

$100,000 to $124,999 : 88

$125,000 to $149,999 : 6

$150,000 to $199,999 : 33

$200,000 or more : 7


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Total : 3,185


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Occupied : 2,868

Vacant : 317


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 131

Built 2000 to 2004 : 32

Built 1990 to 1999 : 272

Built 1980 to 1989 : 337

Built 1970 to 1979 : 334

Built 1960 to 1969 : 722

Built 1950 to 1959 : 391

Built 1940 to 1949 : 233

Built 1939 or earlier : 733


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Utility gas : 2,512

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 35

Electricity : 269

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 16

Solar energy : 7

Other fuel : 19

No fuel used : 10


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 54

$10,000 to $14,999 : 8

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 14

$25,000 to $29,999 : 12

$30,000 to $34,999 : 14

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 20

$50,000 to $59,999 : 20

$60,000 to $69,999 : 22

$70,000 to $79,999 : 72

$80,000 to $89,999 : 85

$90,000 to $99,999 : 58

$100,000 to $124,999 : 205

$125,000 to $149,999 : 109

$150,000 to $174,999 : 88

$175,000 to $199,999 : 19

$200,000 to $249,999 : 28

$250,000 to $299,999 : 5

$300,000 to $399,999 : 2

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 4

Home equity loan only : 106

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 12

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 401

Housing units without a mortgage : 312


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Big Rapids City, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 :

Built 1980 to 1989 : $78,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $85,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $111,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $118,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $85,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $105,700


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Big Rapids City, Michigan: 39.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 2.33%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 2.02%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 94.94%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 0.71%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Big Rapids City, Michigan

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 227 227 $12,572,295
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

227 227 $12,572,295
2000        
  Single Family 200 200 $11,087,600
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

200 200 $11,087,600
2001        
  Single Family 180 180 $10,483,198
  Two Family 2 4 $280,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

182 184 $10,763,198
2002        
  Single Family 5 5 $242,000
  Two Family 1 2 $156,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 7 $398,000
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 6 6 $352,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $352,000
2005        
  Single Family 13 13 $1,488,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 13 $1,488,500
2006        
  Single Family 91 91 $10,027,046
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

91 91 $10,027,046


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Big Rapids City, MI): $20,192
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Big Rapids City): $72,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Big Rapids City): $462
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Utility Gas: 81.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.9%
Electricity: 14.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 1.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Big Rapids City, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Big Rapids City, Michigan

Mecosta County General Hosp


     Address: 415 Mecosta Ave. Suite 1, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 9/1/2000

Community Home Care Services


     Address: 175 Gibbs, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 9/20/1966

Northern Home Care


     Address: 230 N Charles, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/9/1993

Continu Care Of Gmhs


     Address: 231 W. Pine Lake Drive, Newaygo, Michigan 49337
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 11/23/1990

Ace Home Health Care


     Address: 112 Edgerton Po Box 499, Howard City, Michigan 49329
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 2/1/2005

Hospitals Close To Big Rapids City, Michigan

Mecosta County Medical Center


     Address: 605 Oak Street, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Spectrum Health-reed City Campus


     Address: "po Box 75, 300 N Patterson", Reed City, Michigan 49677
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Spectrum Health United Memorial - Kelsey Campus


     Address: 418 Washington, Lakeview, Michigan 48850
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Gerber Memorial Health Services


     Address: 212 S Sullivan St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Mercy Hospital - Cadillac


     Address: 400 Hobart St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Big Rapids City, Michigan

Metron Of Big Rapids


     Address: 725 W Fuller, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 57%

Altercare Of Big Rapids


     Address: 805 West Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 89
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Spectrum Health - Reed City Ca


     Address: 7665 Patterson Rd, Reed City, Michigan 49677
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 51
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Spectrum Health Kelsey


     Address: 418 Washington Ave, Lakeview, Michigan 48850
     Ownership: Non Profit - Other
     Number of Residents: 31
     Percent Occupied: 74%

Grand Oaks Nursing Center


     Address: 600 Denmark St, Baldwin, Michigan 49304
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 71
     Percent Occupied: 90%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Big Rapids City, Michigan

Name: Palisades
Address: 27780 Blue Star Memorial Highway; Covert, MI 49043
Distance: 105 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Big Rapids City, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 1,775
    Disabled Workers: 335
    Widowers Workers: 235
    Spouses Workers: 135
    Children Workers: 200


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Big Rapids City, Michigan


Charges


Air Transportation: $39,000
Housing & Community Development: $831,000
Parks & Recreation: $29,000
Sewerage: $1,982,000
Solid Waste Management: $712,000
All Other: $224,000


Revenue


Water Utilities: $1,937,000
Transit Utilities: $63,000


Federal Intergovernmental


Housing & Community Development: $938,000
All Other: $555,000
Water Utilities: $424,000
Transit Utilities: $45,000


State Intergovernmental


General Support: $1,694,000
Highways: $1,006,000
All Other: $174,000
Transit Utilities: $156,000


Local Intergovernmental


All Other: $97,000


Current Operations


Air Transportation: $168,000
Financial Administration: $633,000
Fire Protection: $787,000
Central Staff Services: $531,000
General Public Buildings: $71,000
Regular Highways: $2,252,000
Housing & Community Development: $1,519,000
Libraries: $347,000
Parks & Recreation: $619,000
Police Protection: $1,688,000
Sewerage: $1,322,000
Solid Waste Management: $644,000
General - Other: $1,637,000
Water Utilities: $1,157,000
Transit Utilities: $334,000


Construction


Sewerage: $3,000
Water Utilities: $449,000


Other Capital Outlay


Sewerage: $672,000
Water Utilities: $258,000


General


Interest On Debt: $238,000


Water Utilities


Interest On Debt: $172,000


Tax


Property: $2,496,000
Occupation & Business License, Nec: $1,000
Other License: $39,000
Individual Income: $1,757,000


Miscellaneous


Special Assessments: $41,000
Property Sale Other: $8,000
Interest Earnings: $157,000
Fines & Forfeits: $249,000
Rents: $4,000
Donations From Private Sources: $186,000
General Revenue, Nec: $345,000


Bond Fund


Cash & Deposits: $115,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $5,867,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $4,579,000
Ong Term Debt Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $420,000
Ong Term Debt Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpo: $8,380,000


Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding


Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,800,000


(updated 2006)



Mecosta County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 43.97%
  • Bush & Cheney 55.23%
  • Other 0.80%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Big Rapids City, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Mecosta County, MI

8.82 % of Mecosta County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $29,792

Michigan Average 5.24 %

0.14 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $18,579

Michigan Average 0.11 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Mecosta County, MI (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 0.96 % ($36,731 AGI )
  • Osceola County , MI 0.82 % ($26,991 AGI )
  • Montcalm County , MI 0.62 % ($23,952 AGI )

Relocation away from Mecosta County, MI

8.93 % of Mecosta County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $28,847

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Mecosta County, MI (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 1.20 % ($27,556 AGI )
  • Osceola County , MI 0.75 % ($25,549 AGI )
  • Isabella County , MI 0.57 % ($24,753 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Michigan

Low Bracket: $0 (4.35%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (4.35%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Michigan

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Big Rapids City, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Big Rapids City, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Big Rapids City, Michigan

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder n/a 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
    per 100,000 n/a 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
Rape n/a 9 n/a 10 8 7 6 5 7 19 n/a 7 12
    per 100,000 n/a 82 n/a 92 74 66 57 47 69 187 n/a 65 112
Robbery n/a 6 n/a 2 6 6 3 3 6 1 n/a 0 1
    per 100,000 n/a 55 n/a 18 55 56 28 28 59 10 n/a 0 9
Assault n/a 21 n/a 19 19 19 14 14 15 12 n/a 20 16
    per 100,000 n/a 191 n/a 175 175 178 133 133 147 118 n/a 187 149
Burglary n/a 67 n/a 46 47 65 59 57 80 61 n/a 28 28
    per 100,000 n/a 611 n/a 425 433 609 560 540 785 600 n/a 262 261
Larceny Theft n/a 281 n/a 237 224 232 311 325 273 244 n/a 214 169
    per 100,000 n/a 2,561 n/a 2,188 2,062 2,173 2,952 3,076 2,678 2,399 n/a 1,999 1,574
Vehicle Theft n/a 18 n/a 17 7 11 10 10 7 12 n/a 5 3
    per 100,000 n/a 164 n/a 157 64 103 95 95 69 118 n/a 47 28
Arson n/a 5 n/a 1 1 3 2 5 3 2 n/a 1 2
    per 100,000 n/a 46 n/a 9 9 28 19 47 29 20 n/a 9 19
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
n/a 9 n/a 8 8 8 6 6 7 8 n/a 7 7
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
n/a 93 n/a 75 70 78 96 99 91 80 n/a 62 51
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
n/a 51 n/a 42 39 43 51 52 49 44 n/a 34 29


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Michigan

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
36,233 38,032 41,145 48,000 43,613 45,717 46,122 39,795 40,692 40,909


(updated 2014)



Jails in Big Rapids City, Michigan


  • Mecosta County Jail


    225 South Stewart Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Capacity: 97
    Confined: 95
    Avg. Population: 86


(updated 2006)



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