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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Michigan
Full nameCity of Grand Rapids
Official nameCity of Grand Rapids
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
TypeCity Commission-Manager
MayorGeorge Heartwell
City ManagerGreg Sundstrom
Total Area45.3 sq mi (117.3 km2)
Land Area44.6 sq mi (115.5 km2)
Water Area0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195.1 m)
Total Population188040 (2010)
Density (pop.)1676.4/km2 (4343/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)539080
Metro (pop.)774361
DemonymGrand Rapidian
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code616
FIPS code26-34000
GNIS feature ID0627105

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Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 40 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.

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