Big Rapids, Michigan Population 2022

7,153
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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.

Big Rapids Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Rapidswas:

  • White: 87.15%
  • Black or African American: 6.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Asian: 2.06%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Big Rapids, Michigan is 7,153 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,727.

Big Rapids, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201042,8530.00%
201143,4556021.39%
201243,497420.10%
201343,260-237-0.55%
201443,200-60-0.14%
201543,005-195-0.45%
201643,1411360.32%
201743,2581170.27%
201843,4001420.33%
201943,453530.12%
202043,506530.12%
202143,559530.12%

Big Rapids Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,02787.15%
Black or African American7136.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1061.02%
Asian2132.06%
Some Other Race160.15%
Two or More Races2832.73%
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Big Rapids Population by Race

Big Rapids Population Pyramid 2022

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Big Rapids Median Age

22.8


Total

22.4


Male

23.3


Female

Big Rapids Adults

There are 9,058 adults, (831 of whom are seniors) in Big Rapids.

Big Rapids Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

10.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Rapids Sex Ratio

Female

4,781

46.16%

Male

5,577

53.84%

Big Rapids Population by Age

Big Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Rapids Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
Male65.2%34.8%
Female47%53%
All40.6%59.4%
Non Family25.6%74.4%

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Rapids Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3572.2640.6
Married8083.272.6
Male922.6565.2
Female4113.4147
Non Family2,0461.6425.6

2.94

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Big Rapids Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1393.35%
9th to 12th Grade2275.47%
High School Graduate1,11426.85%
Some College97023.38%
Associates Degree47511.45%
Bachelors Degree72817.55%
Graduate Degree49611.95%
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Big Rapids Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races877756
Asian949456
White3,5843,3051,079
Hispanic13712416
Black27621217
Native American99

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%.

Big Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,933$25,773$26,524
Less Than 9th Grade$11,330$11,394$
High School Graduate$24,750$26,382$22,500
Some College$24,634$25,487$17,138
Bachelors Degree$25,250$32,303$21,929
Graduate Degree$57,902$47,941$65,625

$25,933

Average Earnings

$25,773

Average Male

$26,524

Average Female

Big Rapids Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Rapids Language by Age

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Big Rapids Language

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.

Big Rapids Language

Big Rapids Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native796886.08%
Asian1568957.05%
Black36518049.32%
White6,6432,45136.90%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1717946.20%
Hispanic29010034.48%

37.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

43.21%

Male Poverty Rate

31.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Rapids

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%.

Big Rapids Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.88%
High School23.88%
Some College28.48%
Bachelors or Greater10.90%

Big Rapids Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed34.11%
Male Unemployed68.36%
Female Employed23.50%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Big Rapids Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Rapids Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,628$42,515
Families$47,975$56,030
Married Families$57,262-
Non Families$22,450$30,758
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Income by Household Type

Big Rapids Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

17.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.3%

Male Marriage Rate

19.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Rapids Married by Age and Sex

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Big Rapids Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Big Rapids Marital Status by Race

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Big Rapids Marital Status

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316

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War59
First Gulf War72
Vietnam91
Korea
World War II5

Big Rapids Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3459
35 to 5433
55 to 6498
65 to 7488
75+38

Big Rapids Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2833.54%
Black335.38%
Hispanic41.18%

Big Rapids Veterans by Race

Big Rapids Veterans by Education

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12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Rapids Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Big Rapids Employment by Age

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Big Rapids Employment by Race

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Big Rapids Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.35%

Born in Big Rapids

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Big Rapids Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18803,5520.00%
18905,3031,7514.09%
19004,686-617-1.23%
19104,519-167-0.36%
19204,558390.09%
19304,6711130.25%
19404,9873160.66%
19506,7361,7493.05%
19608,6861,9502.58%
197011,9953,3093.28%
198014,3612,3661.82%
199012,603-1,758-1.30%
200010,849-1,754-1.49%
201010,601-248-0.23%
201110,314-287-2.71%
201210,027-287-2.78%
20139,740-287-2.86%
20149,453-287-2.95%
20159,166-287-3.04%
20168,879-287-3.13%
20178,592-287-3.23%
20188,305-287-3.34%
20198,018-287-3.46%
20207,727-291-3.63%
20217,440-287-3.71%
20227,153-287-3.86%

Big Rapids Population by Year