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Grand Rapids is a town in Wood County, in the Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Grand Rapids. For links to other places called Grand Rapids, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grand Rapids is 44.377N. The longitude is -89.766W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,040 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,801.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wood 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 54494 ZIP code.
39% of Grand Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Rapids ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Rapids was $25,331, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Grand Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grand Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.
Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Grand Rapids workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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