Grand Rapids suburb ranks as No. 3 ‘most successful’ city in state


The Grand Rapids metropolitan area has the seventh-fastest rising incomes among midsize metros in the U.S. with workers experiencing a 6.1% change in earnings after adjusting for inflation. Photo via

A Grand Rapids suburb is considered one of the “most successful” in the state.

East Grand Rapids ranks No. 3 in the ranking of the “Most Successful Cities in Michigan,” which was posted last month by Zippia, a career resources website.

Grand Rapids ranks No. 96.

Zippia analyzed the median household income, unemployment rate and poverty level of the 149 cities in Michigan with more than 5,000 people.

With a population of 10,999, East Grand Rapids has a median household income of $107,824, a poverty level of 2.3 percent and a 5.2 percent unemployment rate.

Townships such as Ada Township, Cascade Township and Grand Rapids Township were not included in the ranking.

Top 10 “most successful cities” in Michigan

1.   Huntington Woods

2.   Birmingham

3.   East Grand Rapids

4.   Beverly Hills

5.   Grosse Pointe Park

6.   Saline

7.   Novi

8.   Rochester

9.   New Baltimore

10. Grosse Pointe Farms

Top “most successful cities” in West Michigan

3.   East Grand Rapids

29. Grandville

30. St. Joseph

32. Rockford

34. Hudsonville

35. Portage

38. Walker

43. Kentwood

53. Norton Shores

63. Wyoming

64. Grand Haven

67. Allegan

69. Holland

70. Zeeland

84. Hastings

89. Coldwater

96. Grand Rapids

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