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Overview

Introduction to Ionia, Michigan

Ionia, Michigan, in Ionia county, is 30 miles E of Grand Rapids, Michigan and 112 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Ionia History

The area where the city of Ionia stands now was first settled in the year 1831 by settlers from New York. When the population in the area grew, the people desired incorporation and it was incorporated as a village in 1865. In 1873 Ionia was organized into a city.

Ionia and nearby Attractions

  • Hale Park
  • Harper Park
  • Jackson Street Tennis Courts
  • McCann Park
  • Robinson Park
  • Shattuck Park

Things To Do In Ionia

There are many lovely parks in the city. The recreation department of organizes a variety of programs for kids, youths and adults. The city is also dotted with many good restaurants and bars.

Ionia Transportation

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is close to the city.

Ionia Higher Education

Some of the colleges situated nearby are Calvin College, Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College.

People

Total Population 11,384
Male Share of the Population 65.9%
Female Share of the Population 34.1%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,871
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 26.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,470
% Above Poverty Level 70.5%
% Below Poverty Level 29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $680
Median House Value $79,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ionia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Ionia
Standard Zip Codes 48846
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.987
Longitude -85.071

Ionia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IONIA 2 SSW
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station GREENVILLE 2 NNE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belding 5,771 $48,654
Clarksville 402 $54,250
Lyons 903 $49,688
Muir 672 $42,500
Pewamo 515 $57,292
Saranac 1,312 $50,100

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ionia Public Libraries

Library
Hall-fowler Memorial Library
126 EAST MAIN STREET
Ionia, Michigan
(616) 527-3680
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Ionia Hospitals

IONIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
479 LAFAYETTE STREET
(616) 527-4200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ionia High Schools

IONIA HIGH SCHOOL
250 E. TUTTLE ROAD
616-527-0600
A Title I School.
Serves 1,040 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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