Big Rapids Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Big Rapids, MI

General Big Rapids Information

State: Michigan

County: Mecosta County

Close cities: Hersey, MI, Stanwood, MI, Reed City, MI, Big Rapids, MI, Rodney, MI, Paris, MI, Mecosta, MI

Big Rapids Population (census data)
Total 10,596 (-1.5% since 2000)
Male 5,535 (52.2%)
Female 5,061 (47.8%)

Population Density: 2,496 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 85.0 (US Avg is 100)

Big Rapids Elevation: 282 feet above sea level

Land Area: 4.25 square miles

Median Household Income: $21,226

Zip Codes: 49307.

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Big Rapids Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • Black (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (23.7%)
  • Irish (11.3%)
  • English (8.1%)
  • Polish (6.4%)
  • Dutch (4.6%)
  • French (4.3%)
Foriegn Born: 380 people (3.6%)
  • Asia (52.9%)
  • Europe (17.6%)
  • Africa (17.6%)
  • North America (11.8%)

Local Big Rapids Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Detroit Tigers
NFL Football: Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions
NBA Basketball: Detroit Pistons
NHL Hockey: Detroit Red Wings
NCAA Sports: Michigan State University, Central Michigan University

Big Rapids School Information

High Schools
Big Rapids High School (21175 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
New Directions High School (21485 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Middle Schools
Big Rapids Middle School (500 N Warren Avenue, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Brookside Elementary School (210 Escott Street, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Hillcrest Elementary School (501 W Bridge Street, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Riverview Elementary School (509 Willow Avenue, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Crossroads Charter Academy (215 N State Street, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Crossroads Charter Academy District)
Crossroads Charter Academy (215 West Spruce Street, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Crossroads Charter Academy District)
Eastwood Early Childhood Center (410 N 3rd Avenue, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Big Rapids Public Schools District)
Mecosta-Osceola Education Center (15700 190th Avenue, Big Rapids, MI, 49307 - Mecosta-Osceola ISD District)

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