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Big Prairie is a township in Newaygo County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.
The latitude of Big Prairie is 43.518N. The longitude is -85.632W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,465.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Prairie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newaygo 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 49337 ZIP code.
23% of Big Prairie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Prairie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Prairie was $14,900, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Big Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $651.
Newaygo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Big Prairie workers is 44 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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