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ZIP Code 49508

Primary City:Grand Rapids, MI (View All Cities)
County: Kent County
Timezone: Eastern (11:39am)
Area code: 616 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.86, -85.62
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49508

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49508. 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 49508. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49508, 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:
Kentwood, Wyoming
Unacceptable:
Cutlerville, Gr

Stats and Demographics for the 49508 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49508 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 49508 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49508 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 39,148
Population Density 3,250 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,128
Median Home Value $130,700
Land Area 12.05 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,031
Median Household Income $48,616

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,5021,3861,4391,4791,4111,4061,1731,1251,2081,2741,2521,136869587409353259251
Female1,4131,3811,4011,4141,4021,5041,3561,3451,3241,4131,4261,2771,081768560533446585
Total2,9152,7672,8402,8932,8132,9102,5292,4702,5322,6872,6782,4131,9501,355969886705836

Gender

 Male 18,519 47%
 Female 20,629 53%
Gender

Race

 White 25,381 64.8%
 Black Or African American 8,584 21.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 139 0.4%
 Asian 2,310 5.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.0%
 Other Race 1,158 3.0%
 Two Or More Races 1,563 4.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1161,1251,5862,0951,9661,144774271
Renter7541,5251,211965615315292277
Total8702,6502,7973,0602,5811,4591,066548

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,191 48%
 Single Guardian 3,006 20%
 Singles 4,006 27%
 Singles With Roommate 828 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,659 64%
 Households with Kids 5,372 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male279313336265258274272277305306285273276299304319323292241267
Female278276271271286281279260275280275287275284274318313256253246
Total557589607536544555551537580586560560551583578637636548494513

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49508 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 49508 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 49508 real estate data, the median home value of $130,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49508 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49508 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49508 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 38,695 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 275 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 178 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,703 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,374 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,954 37%
 Households Vacant 1,097 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 663 60%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1%
 For Sale Only 190 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 39 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 169 15%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 96 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,737 28%
 2 Bedroom 2,955 48%
 3+ Bedroom 1,364 22%
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 $48,616 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49508 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 49508 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 12,809 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,222 29%
 No Earnings 10,089 31%
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 12,809 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,222 29%
 No Earnings 10,089 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,102 95%
 Public transportation 219 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 335 2%
 Worked at Home 424 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,414 12%
 High School Graduate 6,186 52%
 Associate's degree 995 8%
 Bachelor's degree 2,245 19%
 Master's degree 868 7%
 Professional school degree 131 1%
 Doctorate degree 125 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,978 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,158 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 665 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49508

ZIP Code 49508 is in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49508.

Ken-O-Sha Diagnostic Center
1353 Van Auken St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
New Branches School
3662 Poinsettia Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Branches School District
Ken-O-Sha Park School
1353 Van Auken St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Sherwood Global Studies Academy
3859 Chamberlain Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Grand Rapids Public Schools
Discovery Elementary
2461 60th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Bowen Elementary
4483 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Brookwood Elementary
5465 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Glenwood Elementary
912 Silverleaf St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Meadowlawn Elementary
4939 Burgis Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Valleywood Middle School
1110 50th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Challenger Elementary
2475 52nd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Pinewood Middle School
2100 60th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
East Kentwood Freshman Campus
6170 Valley Ln Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
East Kentwood High School
6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
St Mark Lutheran School
1934 52nd St SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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