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Welcome to Grand Ledge ...

The city of Grand Ledge is primarily located in Eaton County<1>. A portion of Grand Ledge extends into Clinton County.


The location of Grand Ledge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Grand Ledge was established in 1847.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grand Ledge has a population of 7,884 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Grand Ledge is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Grand Ledge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Grand Ledge is within the (517) area code.

The ZIP code for Grand Ledge: 48837<5>

Websites for Grand Ledge ...

Official Website: www.grand-ledge.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Ledge had an population of 7,884 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grand Ledge had a population of 7,786 people (or 7.23% of the total population of Eaton County). This makes Grand Ledge the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Grand Ledge represents 0.08% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,786 people, the population of Grand Ledge has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,813 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Ledge.

Communities near Grand Ledge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grand Ledge.

  • Lansing
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • East Lansing
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lansing
    • East Lansing is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,641 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Lansing <6>
  • Charlotte
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Mason
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
    • Mason is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,389 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason <6>
  • Saint Johns
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
    • Saint Johns is located in Clinton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,904 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johns <6>
  • Eaton Rapids
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • De Witt
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Portland
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Potterville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Lake Odessa
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Odessa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Odessa
    • Lake Odessa is located in Ionia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,041 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Odessa <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Ledge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Ledge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Ledge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grand Ledge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Ledge. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Grand Ledge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Ledge ...

Looking for more information about Grand Ledge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grand Ledge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Ledge.

Adding Grand Ledge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Grand Ledge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Grand Ledge was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Grand Ledge in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Grand Ledge.

The official website for Grand Ledge: www.grand-ledge.com/

The official website for Eaton County: www.eatoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Eaton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Ledge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Ledge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Grand Ledge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grand Ledge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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