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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,396
Male Share of the Population65.9%
Female Share of the Population34.1%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+2,995
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.4%
Median Earnings25+$19,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,742
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,907
% Above Poverty Level66.9%
% Below Poverty Level33.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$662
Median House Value$82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32%
German15.5%
Irish10%
English9.1%
Dutch6.4%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2.5%
Canadian1.9%
Swedish1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Belgian1.1%
Greek1%
African0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swiss0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Moroccan0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Ionia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ionia County
Standard Zip Codes48846
Phone Area Codes616
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.98
Approximate Longitude-85.05

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)

StationIONIA 2 SSW
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 28 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches
StationGREENVILLE 2 NNE
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationST JOHNS
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belding5,766$48,920
Clarksville375$58,438
Lyons839$47,109
Muir692$35,769
Pewamo554$61,250
Saranac1,232$46,607

Ionia Public Libraries

Ionia Community Library
126 EAST MAIN STREET
Ionia, Michigan
(616) 527-3680

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Ionia Hospitals

Ionia County Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
479 Lafayette Street

Ionia Public Schools

A.a. Rather School
380 East Tuttle Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-1720
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Coon School
6679 South State Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 30
Douglas R. Welch High School
830 Harrison St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-3530
High
Total Enrollment 98
Emerson School
645 Hackett St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-8018
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Freedom Acres School
2191 Harwood Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-2921
Other
Total Enrollment 115
Haynor School
1779 Haynor Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 34
Ionia High School
250 East Tuttle Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-0600
High
Total Enrollment 831
Ionia Middle School
438 Union St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-0040
Middle
Total Enrollment 706
Jefferson School
420 North Jefferson St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Michigan Reformatory
1342 W Main St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-2500
High
Total Enrollment 15
North Levalley Elem. School
2120 North State Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
R.b. Boyce Elementary School
3550 North State Rd
ZIP: 48846
(616) 527-0571
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
West Michigan Virtual - Ionia
322 W Main St
ZIP: 48846
(616) 232-3322
High
Total Enrollment 35

Ionia Private Schools

Ionia Sda School
721 Elmwood Dr
ZIP: 48846
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Ss Peter & Paul Elementary School
317 Baldie St
ZIP: 48846
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
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