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Population and Demographics

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Overview

MSA* West Michigan
Total Population 1,047,200 1,580,023
Growth Rate for Past 5 Years 5.1% 3.7%
Civilian Labor Force 567,415 819,443
Jobs 578,700 767,146
Average Earnings $52,900 $51,353
Gross Regional Product (2016) $53,056,516,255 $68,676,322,844

Race and Ethnicity - West Michigan Region** (2016)

Race and Ethnicity - Grand Rapids-Wyoming* MSA (2016)

Age Distribution Grand Rapids-Wyoming* MSA (2016)

Age Distribution West Michigan Region** (2016)

Educational Attainment (2016)

Degree MSA* West Michigan**
Graduate Degree and Higher 10.1% 8.6%
Bachelor's Degree 19.5% 16.7%
Associate's Degree 8.8% 8.9%
Some College 22.1% 22.6%
High School Diploma 28.3% 31.7%
9th-12th Grade 6% 6.4%
Less Than 9th Grade 5.3% 5.1%

Languages Spoken

Language CSA***
Speak only English 1,187,681
Spanish 67,373
Vietnamese 5,855
German 3,649
Serbo-Croatian 2,835
Chinese 2,335
French 2,273
Arabic 1,626
Korean 1,285
Hindi 1,031

Citations and Data Sources

*The MSA consists of the following counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm and Ottawa.

**The West Michigan region consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

***The CSA consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Newaygo.

Languages Spoken: U.S. Census Bureau

All other data: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com.