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Population (year 2000): 10,569. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,336 (+16.7% change)
Males: 7,201 (68.1%), Females: 3,368 (31.9%)

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Median resident age: 26.5 years
Median household income: $38,289 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Ionia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.3%)
  • Black (21.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), Irish (8.8%), English (7.7%), United States (5.9%), Dutch (2.9%), French (2.2%).

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Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Ionia,

For population 25 years and over in Ionia

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ionia city

  • Never married: 42.1%
  • Now married: 41.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2.6% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -327 (-3.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Lansing, (39.6 miles pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (131.7 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (196.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI Lyons, (8.3 miles MI (8.8 miles Muir, MI (10.6 miles Saranac, MI Portland, (13.7 miles MI (13.8 miles Belding, Odessa, MI (14.5 miles Lake MI (15.2 miles Pewamo, MI Clarksville, (15.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,000

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 85.07 W

Area code: 616


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.0%), Educational,health and social services (18.3%), Retail trade (15.4%), Public administration (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,932 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,259 (42.0%)


 

Crime in Ionia by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 9 16 16
    per 100,000 56.8 85.2 151.4 151.4
Robberies 1 1 4 0
    per 100,000 9.5 9.5 37.8 0.0
Assaults 14 18 11 13
    per 100,000 132.5 170.3 104.1 123.0
Burglaries 18 47 45 46
    per 100,000 170.3 444.7 425.8 435.2
Thefts 196 252 244 225
    per 100,000 1854.5 2384.3 2308.6 2128.9
Auto thefts 11 13 16 14
    per 100,000 104.1 123.0 151.4 132.5
146.5 207.3 227.0 211.4


Average climate in Ionia, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ionia,

Ionia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Ionia city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: INDEPENDENT BANK CORP /MI/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Ionia:
  • IONIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (479 LAFAYETTE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ionia:
  • SHERIDAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; SHERIDAN, MI)
  • UNITED MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • CARSON CITY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CARSON CITY, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ionia:
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 33 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 37 miles; LANSING, MI; ID: LAN)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 49 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ionia:
  • IONIA COUNTY (about 4 miles; IONIA, MI; ID: Y70)
  • GREENVILLE MUNI (about 17 miles; GREENVILLE, MI; ID: 6D6)
  • HIRAM CURE (about 17 miles; SUNFIELD, MI; ID: C43)

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
Sewerage 7 $21,925 $37,585 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $11,123 $33,369 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $29,900 $32,618 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   10 $2,686
Police - Other 0 $0   4 $1,328
Police Protection - Officers 20 $70,199 $42,119 2 $3,753
Other Government Administration 2 $9,367 $56,202 10 $1,351
Financial Administration 8 $22,415 $33,622 1 $168
Water Supply 2 $6,629 $39,774 0 $0
Transit 8 $13,554 $20,331 10 $7,802
Local Libraries 6 $11,807 $23,614 2 $1,404
Other and Unallocable 4 $19,357 $58,071 3 $2,768
Totals for Government 72 $216,277 $36,046 42 $21,259


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ionia:
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 34 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,148)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 39 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; FT enrollment: 21,353)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; EAST LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 38,639)
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 8,454)
Public high school in Ionia:
  • IONIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,040; Location: 250 E. TUTTLE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Ionia:
  • IONIA NAZARENE CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 30; Location: 83 EAST TUTTLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Ionia:
  • IONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 438 UNION STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 420 N. JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • A.A. RATHER SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 380 E. TUTTLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • R.B. BOYCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 3550 N. STATE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EMERSON SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 645 HACKETT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FREEDOM ACRES SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 2190 HARWOOD ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • DOUGLAS R. WELCH COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 97; Location: 830 HARRISON STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
  • HAYNOR SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 1779 HAYNOR ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COON SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 6679 S. STATE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NORTH LEVALLEY ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 2120 N. STATE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Ionia:
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 617 N JEFFERSON ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • IONIA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CH (Students: 15; Location: PO BOX 14; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Ionia:
  • HALL-FOWLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $434,209; Location: 126 EAST MAIN STREET; 27,973 books; 829 audio materials; 407 video materials; 95 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Ionia State Reformatory (A).

Park in Ionia: Robinson Park (1).


Ionia compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ionia:
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ionia:
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Ionia:
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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