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About Grattan Twp, MI.

Grattan, named after the Irish politician Henry Grattan, was founded in 1846. The area became known for its furniture industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nearby Grand Rapids is still home to furniture companies Steelcase and Herman Miller. Grattan offers at least 25 scenic lakes, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Grattan is located 20 miles from Grand Rapids, the main cultural and business hub of Western Michigan.
 
The area features a vibrant performing arts culture, minor league sports teams, and nearby beaches. Belding, Greenville, Lowell, Rockford and Saranac school districts serve residents in and around Grattan. Fourteen public and private colleges and universities are located within 40 miles of Grattan. Grattan’s population is approximately 3,600, with over 40% having lived in the area at least 5 years. The community has a median age of 44. Just over 95% of Grattan residents identify themselves as White, 1.84% Hispanic, 0.7% African-American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.2% Asian. Median income for the area is $60,305 with a per capita income of $23,213, which is above the national average. Grattan’s crime rate is less than half of the national average.
 
The average monthly homeowner’s costs, for those with mortgages, is approximately $1,100. Grattan has a median home cost of $227,000 with home values rising more than 5% in the past year. Grattan claims a cost of living 13% below the national average. The town has seen an increase in jobs of nearly 5% helping it achieve an unemployment rate 1.5% below the national average.

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