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Ionia is a township in Ionia County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [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 -85.017W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,669.
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26% of Ionia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ionia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ionia was $17,985, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ionia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ionia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Ionia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ionia political report.
The average commute time for Ionia workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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