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Overview

Introduction to Grand Ledge, Michigan

Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton county, is 9 miles W of Lansing, Michigan (center to center) and 91 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. Part of the surrounding Lansing - East Lansing metro area, the city is not isolated.

Grand Ledge History

The Indians of the Pottawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa ancestries were the early settlers and lived near the ledges and large rocks of the Grand River. Hugh Howard was the first white person to explore the region which had pine trees, woods, sandstone ledges, and numerous small islands. The area was named Grand Ledge and a post office was established in 1850. Around 1869, a railroad was established, and Grand Ledge was incorporated by Michigan state in 1871. During the 1870s, Grand Ledge became an important resort area.

Grand Ledge and Nearby Attractions

  • Michigan Historical Center
  • Impression 5 Science Center
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Chief Hazy Cloud County Park
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Grand Ledge

Museums located near the city include Michigan Historical Center, Charlton Park Village & Museums and Lansing Art Gallery, all of which have a number of historical artifacts on display. Parks in the area include Fort Custer Recreation Area, Sleepy Hollow State Park, and Pinckney State Recreation Area, which offer provisions for recreational activities. Binder Park Zoo and W.J Beal Botanical Garden display a variety of species of plants and animals.

Grand Ledge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Grand Ledge Higher Education

Colleges and universities located nearby include Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Spring Arbor University, and Kellogg Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,794
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,925
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,092
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$124,500

Ancestry

English16.1%
Irish12.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
Dutch6.5%
Italian5%
Polish4.6%
French Except Basque3.9%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish2.1%
Canadian2.1%
Russian1.3%
Norwegian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Belgian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.6%
Greek0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
African0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Grand Ledge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Eaton County
Standard Zip Codes48837
Phone Area Codes517
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.75
Approximate Longitude-84.74

Grand Ledge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLANSING CAPITAL CITY AP
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationEAST LANSING 4 S
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.9 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dimondale1,134$83,750
Eagle104$64,688
Lansing114,773$42,644
Mulliken619$65,682
Potterville2,621$59,375
Sunfield516$49,250

Grand Ledge Public Libraries

Grand Ledge Area District Library
131 EAST JEFFERSON STREET
Grand Ledge, Michigan
(517) 627-7014

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Grand Ledge Public Schools

Strange School
8981 Oneida Rd
ZIP: 48837
(517) 749-9832
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Willow Ridge Elementary School
12840 Nixon Rd
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5775
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Kenneth T. Beagle Elementary School
600 W South St
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5480
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Sawdon High School
220 Lamson St
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5400
High
Total Enrollment 35
T.c. Holbrook
615 Jones St
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5640
Primary
Leon W. Hayes Middle School
12620 Nixon Rd
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5680
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
C.w. Neff Early Childhood And Kindergarten Center
950 Jenne St
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5740
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Grand Ledge High School
820 Spring St
ZIP: 48837
(517) 925-5815
High
Total Enrollment 1684

Grand Ledge Private Schools

St Michael Parish School
325 Edwards St
ZIP: 48837
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
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