This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Big Rapids has a very low population density. Big Rapids is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Big Rapids, MI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Big Rapids has a population density of 2,519, with 10,691 current residents.
Out of the 10,691 current residents, 53% are male and 47% are female. 42% of the residents are married and 58% are single.
- 44% Sun
- 33% Rain
- 55% Snow
47°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $99,400 Median home price
- -5.93% Home appreciation rate
- 10.28% Annual property tax
As for living in Big Rapids, the air quality is 89% and the weather, on average, is 44% sunny, 33% rainy, and 55% snowy. The average temperature is 47°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Big Rapids, you should know that 32.4% of homes are owned while 59.9% of homes are rented, and 7.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $99,400, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.93% and the annual property tax is 10.28%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Big Rapids, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Big Rapids’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Big Rapids is 23 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 48.76% Democratic, 49.50% Republican, and 1.74% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
88%High school diploma
11%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Big Rapids, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.60% of residents are unemployed in Big Rapids (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Big Rapids residents: 6.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.85% are in the arts and sciences field, 24.4% are in the customer service field, 30.4% are in the sales field, 0.07% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.13%, 10.73% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.57% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 12.55% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Big Rapids, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Big Rapids have a few different options. 64% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.