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Rapid River is a township in Kalkaska County, in the Traverse City metro area.
The latitude of Rapid River is 44.815N. The longitude is -85.157W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,005.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rapid River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalkaska 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 49612 ZIP code.
21% of Rapid River residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rapid River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rapid River was $14,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Rapid River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rapid River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.
Kalkaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rapid River political report.
The average commute time for Rapid River workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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