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Ionia is a city in Ionia County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ionia. For links to other places called Ionia, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ionia is 42.987N. The longitude is -85.071W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,124.


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Median household income
Local
$38,289
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ionia demographic reports
Ionia is on the Grand River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Ionia Free Fair - July 19-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ionia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ionia Recreation Area
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ionia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ionia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48846 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Ionia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ionia ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ionia was $12,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Ionia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Ionia include Ionia Downtown Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ionia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.


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Libraries in Ionia include Hall-Fowler Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ionia include Ionia Sentinel-Standard

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Ionia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ionia political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ionia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ionia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ionia include Amerihost Inn, Super 8.

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