Grand Rapids, Ohio

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Grand Rapids is a village in Wood County, Ohio, United States, along the Maumee River. The population was 1,002 at the 2000 census. Grand Rapids is served by a branch of the Weston Public Library.

Grand Rapids is the hometown of Robyn Hancock, the 1996 Miss Ohio who represented Ohio in the Miss America contest. She previously held the title of Miss Crestline. The town was also the home of world-renowned glass sculptor Dominick Labino, whose working studio remains in operation.

On the second Sunday of October each year, the town hosts the Apple Butter Festival which has attracted as many as 70,000+ visitors.



Grand Rapids is located at 41°24′39″N 83°52′01″W / 41.410801°N 83.866907°W / 41.410801; -83.866907.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km2), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (15.25%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,002 people, 402 households, and 266 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,990.7 people per square mile (773.7/km2). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 840.4/sq mi (326.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.21% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.60% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 402 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

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