Ionia is a city in as well as the county seat of Ionia County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is currently home to a population of over 11,400 total residents and is a part of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area, one of the largest metro areas in the entire state. First settled in 1833 by European settlers, the city was platted in 1841 and incorporated as a village in 1865. Though it sits within several townships, it is politically autonomous, as it was reincorporated as a city in 1873. Today, Ionia has much of that small-town atmosphere, and its economy is based mainly on local retail and the two major prisons located on the outskirts of the city.
Basic Facts About Ionia
- Current population: 11,400
- Current mayor: Allen B. Morse
- Total area: 5.48 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.ci.ionia.mi.us/
- Located in: Ionia County
- Founded in: 1841
- Zip codes: 48846
- Area codes: 616
Car Transport to Ionia Tips and Tricks
On the whole, you shouldn’t have too many problems shipping a vehicle to or from Ionia, considering it sits within the Grand Rapids metro area. Its size is a bit prohibitive, as auto transport carriers want to run routes into and out of major cities and metropolitan areas in order to keep their trucks full of cars. The city sits a bit north of I-96, which is great but also a bit of a pain since the carrier has to stray from the interstate to pickup or deliver your vehicle. You could probably save a bit of money – or, at the very least, shave some time off your pickup and delivery windows – by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Ionia and into either Grand Rapids, to the west, or Lansing, to the east – they’re about equidistant. Talk to an agent to learn more.
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