Big Rapids is a city located in Mecosta County Michigan. Big Rapids has a 2020 population of 7,153. It is also the county seat of Mecosta County. Big Rapids is currently declining at a rate of -3.86% annually and its population has decreased by -7.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,727 in 2010.
The average household income in Big Rapids is $42,224 with a poverty rate of 37.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $675 per month, and the median house value is $100,100. The median age in Big Rapids is 21.9 years, 21.9 years for males, and 22 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Rapidswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 64.37%.
97.10% of Big Rapids residents speak only English, while 2.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Rapids is Native, with 86.08% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Rapids is Hispanic, with 34.48% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.01%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Big Rapids
98.26% of Big Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 80.35% having been born in Michigan. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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