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Eaton Rapids is a city in Eaton County, in the Lansing metro area.
The community was named for the rapids of the nearby Grand River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Eaton Rapids. For links to other places called Eaton Rapids, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Eaton Rapids is 42.509N. The longitude is -84.655W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,320.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eaton Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eaton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lansing area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48827 ZIP code.
23% of Eaton Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eaton Rapids ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eaton Rapids was $18,446, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Eaton Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eaton Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $404. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Libraries in Eaton Rapids include Eaton Rapids Public Library ... View libraries
Eaton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eaton Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Eaton Rapids workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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