Grand Rapids, Michigan

ceety in an coonty seat o Kent Coonty, Michigan, Unitit States

Grand Rapids is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Michigan, an the lairgest ceety in Wast Michigan. It is locatit on the Grand River aboot 30 miles east o Loch Michigan. As o the 2010 census, the ceety population wis 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan aurie haed a population o 1,005,648, an the combined statistical aurie o Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland haed a population o 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the coonty seat o Kent County, Michigan.[6]

Grand Rapids, Michigan
City of Grand Rapids
Images frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, La Grande Vitesse, pedestrian brig ower the Grand River, Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State Varsity's Cook–DeVos Center on the Medical Mile
Images frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum,
La Grande Vitesse, pedestrian brig ower the Grand River, Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State Varsity's Cook–DeVos Center on the Medical Mile
Eik-name(s): 
GR, The River City, Beer City USA, Furniture City
Location o Grand Rapids athin Kent Coonty, Michigan
Location o Grand Rapids athin Kent Coonty, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan is locatit in the US
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 42°57′40.5″N 85°39′20.59″W / 42.961250°N 85.6557194°W / 42.961250; -85.6557194Coordinates: 42°57′40.5″N 85°39′20.59″W / 42.961250°N 85.6557194°W / 42.961250; -85.6557194
Kintra Unitit States
State Michigan
CoontyKent
Foondit1826
Incorporation1850
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety Commission-Manager
 • MayorRosalynn Bliss
 • Ceety ManagerGreg Sundstrom
Area
 • Ceety117.25 km2 (45.27 sq mi)
 • Land115.00 km2 (44.40 sq mi)
 • Water2.25 km2 (0.87 sq mi)  1.92%
Elevation
200 m (640 ft)
Population
 (2015)[4]
 • Ceety195,097
 • Rank123rd in US
 • Density1,685.2/km2 (4,364.7/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2010)
569,935 (US: 70t)
 • Metro
1,038,583[2] (US: 52nt)
 • CSA
1,421,374[3] (US: 38t)
Demonym(s)Grand Rapidian
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Aurie code(s)616
FIPS code26-34000
GNIS featur ID0627105[5]
Wabsteidwww.grcity.us

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ReferencesEedit

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  2. "Metro Population Estimates". Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. "CSA Population Estimates". Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. "Population Estimates".
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2001. Retrieved January 31, 2009.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived frae the oreeginal on June 26, 2008. Retrieved January 31, 2009.

Further readinEedit

  • Carron, Christian G. (1998). Grand Rapids Furniture: The Story of America's Furniture City. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Public Museum.
  • Fernández, Delia (Spring 2013). "Becoming Latino: Mexican and Puerto Rican Community Formation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1926–1964". Michigan Historical Review. 39: 71–100. doi:10.5342/michhistrevi.39.1.0071.
  • Jelks, Randal Maurice (2006). African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids. University of Illinois Press.
  • Robinson, Todd E. (2013). A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

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