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ZIP Code 49512

Primary City:Grand Rapids, MI (View All Cities)
County: Kent County
Timezone: Eastern (1:12am)
Area code: 616 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.88, -85.53
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 49512

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 49512. 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 49512. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 49512, 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
Unacceptable:
Gr

Stats and Demographics for the 49512 ZIP Code

ZIP code 49512 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 49512 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 49512 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,448
Population Density 683 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,881
Median Home Value $154,900
Land Area 22.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,830
Median Household Income $46,191

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male615482465547678897680574460439422374258173133104140130
Female561423412501781859602542458491465408302229181220233209
Total1,1769058771,0481,4591,7561,2821,116918930887782560402314324373339

Gender

 Male 7,571 49%
 Female 7,877 51%
Gender

Race

 White 10,605 68.6%
 Black Or African American 2,511 16.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 58 0.4%
 Asian 1,176 7.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 530 3.4%
 Two Or More Races 561 3.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner50527613570495331341170
Renter5911,15961560638415314085
Total6411,6861,2281,176879484481255

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,619 38%
 Single Guardian 959 14%
 Singles 2,634 39%
 Singles With Roommate 618 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,959 73%
 Households with Kids 1,871 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12511712610710281107989487919193103947499115165136
Female122971279986988480757778861026984847699158138
Total247214253206188179191178169164169177195172178158175214323274

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 49512 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 49512 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 49512 real estate data, the median home value of $154,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 49512 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 49512 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 49512 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,861 96.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 132 0.9%
 Nursing Facilities 54 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 359 2.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 42 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,256 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 841 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,733 47%
 Households Vacant 1,051 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 823 78%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 2%
 For Sale Only 80 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 75 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 36 3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 244 6%
 1 Bedroom 1,209 32%
 2 Bedroom 2,102 55%
 3+ Bedroom 280 7%
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 $46,191 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 49512 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 49512 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 5,823 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,797 29%
 No Earnings 3,369 26%
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 5,823 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,797 29%
 No Earnings 3,369 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,067 93.8%
 Public transportation 56 0.7%
 Taxicab 54 0.6%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 183 2.1%
 Worked at Home 241 2.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 259 5%
 High School Graduate 2,195 46%
 Associate's degree 310 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,475 31%
 Master's degree 434 9%
 Professional school degree 64 1%
 Doctorate degree 59 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,002 71.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 554 19.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 244 8.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 49512

ZIP Code 49512 is in the Lighthouse Academy. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 49512.

Lighthouse Academy
3300 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lighthouse Academy
Excel Charter Academy
4201 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Excel Charter Academy
Endeavor Elementary
5757 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
Crestwood Middle School
2674 44th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kentwood Public Schools
West Michigan Aviation Academy
5363 44th St S.e.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: West Michigan Aviation Academy

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