Big Rapids, Michigan Population 2020

10,365

Big Rapids is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 10,365, it is the 90th largest city in Michigan and the 3018th largest city in the United States. Big Rapids is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -2.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,601 in 2010. Big Rapids reached it's highest population of 14,361 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Big Rapids has a population density of 2,332 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Rapids is $41,703 with a poverty rate of 40.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $92,100. The median age in Big Rapids is 21.9 years, 21.9 years for males, and 22.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.1 males.

Big Rapids Demographics

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

  • White: 88.21%
  • Black or African American: 6.86%
  • Asian: 1.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Big Rapids, Michigan is 10,365, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,395.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,601.

Big Rapids, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,9191870.43%
201943,7321870.43%
201843,5451870.43%
201743,3581630.38%
201643,1951690.39%
201543,026-171-0.40%
201443,197-61-0.14%
201343,258-234-0.54%
201243,492470.11%
201143,4455931.36%
201042,8520.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,16788.21%
Black or African American7136.86%
Asian2041.96%
Two or More Races1961.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.73%
Some Other Race360.35%

Big Rapids Population Pyramid 2020

Big Rapids Median Age

21.9


Total

21.9


Male

22.1


Female

Big Rapids Adults

There are 8,906 adults, (781 of whom are seniors) in Big Rapids.

Big Rapids Age Dependency

27.9

Age Dependency Ratio

9.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Rapids Sex Ratio

Female

5,066

48.75%

Male

5,326

51.25%

Big Rapids Households and Families

Big Rapids Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Big Rapids Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All36.4%63.6%
Male34.5%65.5%
Female28.6%71.4%
Non Family23.1%76.9%

36.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2042.3636.4
Non Family1,8751.6923.1
Married7563.2374.6
Female4893.528.6
Male842.8834.5

3.13

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Big Rapids Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1534.01%
9th to 12th Grade2747.19%
High School Graduate96925.43%
Some College79720.91%
Associates Degree55714.62%
Bachelors Degree56314.77%
Graduate Degree49813.07%

Big Rapids Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4363,077907
Black11610032
Hispanic1099230
Multiple Races685536
Asian565656
Native American319
Other Race1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,635$27,768$24,643
Less Than High School$10,964$$
High School Grad$22,049$25,417$21,495
Some College$19,292$27,500$12,354
Bachelors Degree$37,660$46,136$27,298
Graduate Degree$59,583$56,250$63,274

$26,635

Average Earnings

$27,768

Average Male

$24,643

Average Female

Big Rapids Language

Big Rapids Language by Age

Big Rapids Language

96.06% of Big Rapids residents speak only English, while 3.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Big Rapids Poverty

Big Rapids Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,6012,64240.02%
Black41524057.83%
Asian17510057.14%
Multiple934750.54%
Hispanic279227.89%
Native31929.03%

40.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.09%

Male Poverty Rate

39.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Rapids

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Rapids is Black, with 57.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Rapids is Hispanic, with 7.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.18%
Some College28.97%
High School17.98%
Bachelors or Greater11.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed35.26%
Female Employed29.96%
Male Employed28.08%

Big Rapids Income

Big Rapids Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,194$41,703
Families$46,710$55,593
Married Families$63,396-
Non Families$20,579$29,949

Big Rapids Marital Status

Big Rapids Marital Status

Marriage Rates

17.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.2%

Male Marriage Rate

18.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Rapids Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Big Rapids Marital Status by Race

Big Rapids Veterans

271

Number of Veterans

254

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War119
Vietnam48
First Gulf War18
World War II10
Korea
Age Group Veterans
18 to 34110
55 to 6450
75+43
65 to 7437
35 to 5431
Name Veterans % of Total
White2543.22%
2 or More1710.83%
Hispanic72.03%

$Big Rapids Veterans by Education

17.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Rapids Employment Status

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Big Rapids Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.72%

Born in Michigan

96.20%

Native Born

3.80%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.20% of Big Rapids residents were born in the United States, with 79.72% having been born in Michigan. 3.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,365-15-0.14%
201910,380-15-0.14%
201810,395180.17%
201710,377-15-0.14%
201610,392210.20%
201510,371-57-0.55%
201410,428-46-0.44%
201310,474-203-1.90%
201210,677280.26%
201110,6492021.93%
201010,447-402-0.38%
200010,849-1,754-1.49%
199012,603-1,758-1.30%
198014,3612,3661.82%
197011,9953,3093.28%
19608,6861,9502.58%
19506,7361,7493.05%
19404,9873160.66%
19304,6711130.25%
19204,558390.09%
19104,519-167-0.36%
19004,686-617-1.23%
18905,3031,7514.09%
18803,5520.00%