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Population (year 2000): 7,813. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,768 (-0.6% change)
Males: 3,747 (48.0%), Females: 4,066 (52.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Median household income: $47,043 (year 2000)
Median house value: $105,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Grand Ledge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (29.5%), English (15.8%), Irish (13.7%), United States (8.3%), Dutch (6.3%), French (4.9%).

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Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 3.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Grand Ledge

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Ledge city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +303 (+4.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Lansing, (13.4 miles pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Toledo, (110.1 miles pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (211.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eagle, MI (4.9 miles) , MI Potterville, (8.6 miles MI (8.7 miles Waverly, MI (10.0 miles Dimondale, MI (10.3 miles Mulliken, Park, MI (10.4 miles Edgemont MI (12.7 miles Westphalia, Witt, MI (13.1 miles De


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 25 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $173,500

Latitude: 42.75 N, Longitude: 84.75 W

Area code: 517


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Manufacturing (15.2%), Retail trade (11.7%), Public administration (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,276 (-16.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 829 (20.4%)


 

Crime in Grand Ledge by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 1 0
    per 100,000 25.6 0.0 12.8 0.0
Robberies 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 12.8 0.0 0.0
Assaults 5 6 6 7
    per 100,000 64.0 76.8 76.8 89.6
Burglaries 26 26 25 16
    per 100,000 332.8 332.8 320.0 204.8
Thefts 131 143 144 120
    per 100,000 1676.7 1830.3 1843.1 1535.9
Auto thefts 3 10 9 8
    per 100,000 38.4 128.0 115.2 102.4
116.5 125.9 125.8 101.9


Average climate in Grand Ledge, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Grand Ledge-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Grand Ledge city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Al Horford - College basketball player (Florida Gators).


Hospitals/medical centers near Grand Ledge:
  • HAYES GREEN BEACH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • INGHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; LANSING, MI)
  • EDWARD W SPARROW HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 16 miles; LANSING, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grand Ledge:
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 12 miles; LANSING, MI; ID: LAN)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 47 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grand Ledge:
  • ABRAMS MUNI (about 3 miles; GRAND LEDGE, MI; ID: 4D0)
  • FOREST HILL (about 12 miles; WESTPHALIA, MI; ID: 3F5)
  • FITCH H BEACH (about 14 miles; CHARLOTTE, MI; ID: FPK)

Amtrak station near Grand Ledge:
  • 18 miles: EAST LANSING (1240 S. HARRISON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 5 $15,355 $36,852 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,532 $33,192 0 $0
Financial Administration 1 $3,224 $38,688 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $15,696 $37,670 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 15 $49,494 $39,595 10 $4,969
Police - Other 0 $0   3 $695
Streets and Highways 5 $16,764 $40,233 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   6 $1,541
Sewerage 5 $16,086 $38,606 0 $0
Totals for Government 38 $122,152 $38,574 19 $7,206


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Ledge:
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; EAST LANSING, MI; Full-time enrollment: 38,639)
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 8,454)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; JACKSON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; FT enrollment: 21,353)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 57 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
Public high schools in Grand Ledge:
  • GRAND LEDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,726; Location: 820 SPRING STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SAWDON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 220 LAMSON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Grand Ledge:
  • LEON W. HAYES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 12620 NIXON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KENNETH T. BEAGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 600 SOUTH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLOW RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 12840 NIXON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • T.C. HOLBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 615 JONES STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • C.W. NEFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 950 JENNE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 310 GREENWOOD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STRANGE SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 8981 ONEIDA ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Grand Ledge:
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 325 EDWARDS STREET; Grades: PK - 7)
  • LEDGES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 4932 BURT AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Grand Ledge:
  • GRAND LEDGE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $282,202; Location: 131 EAST JEFFERSON STREET; 44,923 books; 2,850 audio materials; 1,432 video materials; 63 serial subscriptions)

Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery (1).

Creek: Sandstone Creek (A).

Park in Grand Ledge: Fitzgerald Park (1).


Grand Ledge compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Ledge:
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DIMONDALE, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Ledge:
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WDBM (88.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIV)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Ledge:
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

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