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ZIP Code 49503

Primary City:Grand Rapids, MI (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Division South
County: Kent County
Timezone: Eastern (11:16pm)
Area code: 616 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.95, -85.67
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49503

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49503. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 49503. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49503, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Grand Rapids, MI
Acceptable:
Wyoming
Unacceptable:
Gr

Stats and Demographics for the 49503 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49503 is located in south Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 49503 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49503 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 35,940
Population Density 5,001 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,632
Median Home Value $98,800
Land Area 7.19 sq mi
Water Area 0.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,677
Median Household Income $32,110

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3911,1529991,1572,4122,3561,6631,2401,1691,1101,116910673387226175150148
Female1,2961,0988931,1242,7802,1261,4481,006896882931793614431261269296362
Total2,6872,2501,8922,2815,1924,4823,1112,2462,0651,9922,0471,7031,287818487444446510

Gender

 Male 18,434 51%
 Female 17,506 49%
Gender

Race

 White 23,031 64.1%
 Black Or African American 6,669 18.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 420 1.2%
 Asian 472 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 36 0.1%
 Other Race 3,622 10.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,690 4.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1811,1341,0881,2471,109565372182
Renter2,1132,8441,3211,100789307204121
Total2,2943,9782,4092,3471,898872576303

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,572 24%
 Single Guardian 2,722 19%
 Singles 6,042 41%
 Singles With Roommate 2,341 16%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 11,067 75%
 Households with Kids 3,610 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male298284264234258234225198237224191187187210183186197247344388
Female269244272232235230219195219202175170190156183164166249362450
Total567528536466493464444393456426366357377366366350363496706838

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49503 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 49503 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 49503 real estate data, the median home value of $98,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49503 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49503 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49503 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 33,612 93.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,010 2.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 124 0.3%
 Nursing Facilities 325 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 27 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 842 2.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,456 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,422 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 8,799 53%
 Households Vacant 1,955 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 855 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 53 3%
 For Sale Only 290 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 62 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 85 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 610 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 724 8%
 1 Bedroom 3,042 35%
 2 Bedroom 2,700 31%
 3+ Bedroom 2,262 26%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $32,110 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49503 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 49503 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 49503 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,492 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,417 37%
 No Earnings 8,156 29%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,492 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,417 37%
 No Earnings 8,156 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,157 80.5%
 Public transportation 834 5.1%
 Taxicab 24 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,575 9.6%
 Worked at Home 760 4.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,097 20%
 High School Graduate 4,980 47%
 Associate's degree 480 5%
 Bachelor's degree 2,106 20%
 Master's degree 591 6%
 Professional school degree 279 3%
 Doctorate degree 132 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,921 76.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 749 11.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 790 12.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49503

ZIP Code 49503 is in the Lighthouse Academy. There are 21 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49503.

Lighthouse Academy-North Campus
1260 Ekhart St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lighthouse Academy
Lighthouse Academy-Waalkes
1501 Cedar NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lighthouse Academy
Lighthouse Academy - the Haven
1565 Cedar NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lighthouse Academy
Waalkes Juvenile Center School
701 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Bethany Based School
901 Eastern Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids Montessori Public School
159 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
The Haven
1505 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Kent Education Center--Mayfield
225 Mayfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy
111 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
William C. Abney Academy
1435 Fulton St East
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: William C. Abney Academy
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
409 Lafayette Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center School District
Coit Arts Academy
617 Coit Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
East Leonard School
410 Barnett St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Southwest Community Campus School
801 Oakland Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
703 Shamrock St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Martin Luther King Leadership Academy
645 Logan St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Central Community School
421 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Kent County Correction Facility
701 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Central High School
421 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Catholic Central High School
319 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Stepping Stones Montessori
1110 College NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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