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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ceety
City of Grand Rapids
Images frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum,La Grande Vitesse, pedestrian brig ower the Grand River, Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State Varsity's Cook–DeVos Center on the Medical Mile
Images frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum,
La Grande Vitesse, pedestrian brig ower the Grand River, Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State Varsity's Cook–DeVos Center on the Medical Mile
Nickname(s): GR, The River City, Beer City USA, Furniture City
Location o Grand Rapids athin Kent Coonty, Michigan
Location o Grand Rapids athin Kent Coonty, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan is located in United States
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 42°57′40.5″N 85°39′20.59″W / 42.961250°N 85.6557194°W / 42.961250; -85.6557194Coordinates: 42°57′40.5″N 85°39′20.59″W / 42.961250°N 85.6557194°W / 42.961250; -85.6557194
Kintra  Unitit States
State  Michigan
Coonty Kent
Foondit 1826
Incorporation 1850
Govrenment
 • Teep Ceety Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
 • Ceety Manager Greg Sundstrom
Aurie[1]
 • Ceety 45.27 sq mi (117.25 km2)
 • Laund 44.40 sq mi (115.00 km2)
 • Watter 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)  1.92%
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Population (2015)[4]
 • Ceety 195,097
 • Rank 123rd in US
 • Density 4,364.7/sq mi (1,685.2/km2)
 • Urban (2010) 569,935 (US: 70t)
 • Metro 1,038,583[2] (US: 52nt)
 • CSA 1,421,374[3] (US: 38t)
Demonym(s) Grand Rapidian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Aurie code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-34000
GNIS featur ID 0627105[5]
Wabsteid www.grcity.us

Grand Rapids is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Michigan, an the lairgest ceety in Wast Michigan. It is locatit on the Grand River aboot 30 miles east o Loch Michigan. As o the 2010 census, the ceety population wis 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan aurie haed a population o 1,005,648, an the combined statistical aurie o Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland haed a population o 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the coonty seat o Kent County, Michigan.[6]

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  2. "Metro Population Estimates". Retrieved Mairch 28, 2015. 
  3. "CSA Population Estimates". Retrieved Mairch 28, 2015. 
  4. "Population Estimates". 
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2001. Retrieved Januar 31, 2009. 
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived frae the original on Juin 26, 2008. Retrieved Januar 31, 2009. 

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Carron, Christian G. (1998). Grand Rapids Furniture: The Story of America's Furniture City. Grand Rapids, MI: Grand Rapids Public Museum. 
  • Fernández, Delia (Spring 2013). "Becoming Latino: Mexican and Puerto Rican Community Formation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1926–1964". Michigan Historical Review. 39: 71–100. doi:10.5342/michhistrevi.39.1.0071. 
  • Jelks, Randal Maurice (2006). African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids. University of Illinois Press. 
  • Robinson, Todd E. (2013). A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 

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