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Big Rapids is a township in Mecosta County, in the Big Rapids metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Big Rapids. For links to other places called Big Rapids, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Big Rapids is 43.680N. The longitude is -85.503W.

It is in the Ludington time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,249.


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Median household income
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$47,933
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Big Rapids demographic reports

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23% of Big Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Rapids ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Rapids was $22,761, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Big Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Big Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $552.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $837.


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

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The average commute time for Big Rapids workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Big Rapids:
  �Mecosta County city

MI communities formerly known as Big Rapids:
  �Owosso, Shiawassee County

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