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Ionia is a city in Ionia County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ionia. For links to other places called Ionia, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ionia is 42.987N. The longitude is -85.071W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,124.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ionia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ionia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48846 ZIP code.
19% of Ionia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ionia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ionia was $12,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Ionia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Ionia include Ionia Downtown Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ionia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.
Libraries in Ionia include Hall-Fowler Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ionia include Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Ionia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ionia political report.
The average commute time for Ionia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ionia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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