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Official Name: City of Grand Rapids

Settlement Type: City

Nickname: "Furniture City", "GR"

Image Skyline: Grand Rapids montage.jpg

Image Caption: Images from top to bottom, left to right: downtown cityscape, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum,, ''La Grande Vitesse'', pedestrian bridge over the Grand River (Michigan), Van Andel Arena, Grand Valley State University's Cook–DeVos Center on the Grand Rapids Medical Mile

Image Flag: GrandRapidsMI.png

Image Seal: Grand Rapids MI Seal.png

Image Map: Kent County Michigan Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Grand Rapids Highlighted.svg

Mapsize: 250x200px

Map Caption: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan, Michigan/.

Pushpin Map: USA2

Pushpin Map Caption: Location in the United States

Coordinates Display: inline,title

Coordinates Type: region:US type:city

Subdivision Type: List of countries

Subdivision Type 1: Political divisions of the United States

Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Michigan

Subdivision Name: United States

Subdivision Name 1: Michigan

Subdivision Name 2: Kent County, Michigan

Government Type: Council-Manager

Leader Title: Mayor

Leader Name: George Heartwell

Leader Title 1: City Manager

Leader Name 1: Greg Sundstrom

Established Title: Founded

Established Date: 1826

Established Title 2: Incorporation

Established Date 2: 1850

Unit Pref: Imperial

Area Footnotes:
Area Total Km 2: 117.25

Area Land Km 2: 115.00

Area Water Km 2: 2.25

Area Total Sq Mi: 45.27

Area Land Sq Mi: 44.40

Area Water Sq Mi: 0.87

Area Water Percent: 1.92

Population As Of: 2011

Population Total: 189,815 (US: List of United States cities by population)

Population Urban: 569,935 (US: List of United States urban areas)

Population Metro: 779,604 (US: List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)

Population Blank 1 Title: Combined statistical area

Population Blank 1: 1,328,440 (US: List of Combined Statistical Areas)

Population Density Sq Mi: 4216.1

Population Blank 2 Title: Demonym

Population Blank 2: Grand Rapidian

Timezone: North American Eastern Time Zone

Utc Offset: -5

Timezone DST: Eastern Daylight Time

Utc Offset DST: -4

Latd: 42 /latm

Longd: 85 /longm

Elevation Ft: 640

Area Code: 616

Blank Name: Federal Information Processing Standard

Blank Info: 26-34000

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Blank 1 Info: 0627105
Website: [http://www.grcity.us/ www.grcity.us]

Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 774,160 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan,second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.
Grand Rapids was the hometown of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. He, along with his wife, former First Lady Betty Ford, are buried on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
Over 2,000 years ago, people associated with the Hopewell culture occupied the Grand River Valley. Around A.D. 1700, the Ottawa Indians moved into the area and founded several villages along the Grand River.
The Grand Rapids area was first settled by Europeans near the start of the 19th century by missionaries and fur traders. They generally lived in reasonable peace alongside the Ottawa tribespeople, with whom they traded their European metal and textile goods for fur pelts. Joseph and Madeline La Framboise established the first Indian/European trading post in West Michigan, and in present Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Grand River near what is now Ada. After the death of her husband in 1806, Madeline La Framboise carried on, expanding fur trading posts to the west and north. La Framboise, whose ancestry was a mix of French and Indian, later merged her successful operations with the American Fur Company. She retired, at age 41, to Mac

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Faithful Families Training- Grand Rapids

Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Kent County MSU Extension Office, 775 Ball Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Contact: Christi Demitz, 616-632-7881, demitzch@anr.msu.edu; Erika Garner, 517-768-2041, prineeri@anr.msu.edu
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As of September 2017, the average apartment rent in Grand Rapids, MI is $690 for a studio, $857 for one bedroom, $1,042 for two bedrooms, and $1,366 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Grand Rapids has increased by 4.1% in the past year.
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MI: Ford International Airport to Receive Funding to Improve Security

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Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:43 am

Watch the full Kid Rock for Senate speech from Grand Rapids

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