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Ionia, Michigan

Ionia is a city located in Ionia County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,569. It is the county seat of Ionia County6.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²). 13.1 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.07% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 10,569 people, 2,421 households, and 1,534 families residing in the city. The population density is 809.7/km² (2,095.9/mi²). There are 2,621 housing units at an average density of 200.8/km² (519.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.08% White, 21.94% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 3.15% from two or more races. 5.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,421 households out of which 37.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% are married couples living together, 15.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.16. In the city the population is spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 26.8% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 213.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 260.8 males. The median income for a household in the city is $38,289, and the median income for a family is $45,794. Males have a median income of $30,373 versus $22,332 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,157. 15.8% of the population and 13.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.0% are under the age of 18 and 7.5% are 65 or older.