Kalamazoo County, MI

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2022 Population
261,426
0.0559% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
6.35% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,905
9.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$209,700
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
131,529
0.754% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kalamazoo County, MI had a population of 261k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $67,905. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kalamazoo County, MI grew from 261,280 to 261,426, a 0.0559% increase and its median household income grew from $61,739 to $67,905, a 9.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), and White (Hispanic) (2.24%).

None of the households in Kalamazoo County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Kalamazoo County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalamazoo County, MI are Western Michigan University (5,086 degrees awarded in 2022), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (971 degrees), and Kalamazoo College (418 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kalamazoo County, MI was $209,700, and the homeownership rate was 64%.

Most people in Kalamazoo County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalamazoo County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kalamazoo County, MI is home to a population of 261k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.58% of Kalamazoo County, MI residents were born outside of the country (14.6k people).

In 2022, there were 7.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (198k people) in Kalamazoo County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Kalamazoo County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kalamazoo County, MI was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    198k ± 510
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 1.04k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    13.4k ± 1.27k
5.45%
Hispanic Population
14.2k people

In 2022, there were 7.14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (198k people) in Kalamazoo County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.45% of the people in Kalamazoo County, MI are hispanic (14.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kalamazoo County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.6k people
5.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.2k people

As of 2022, 5.58% of Kalamazoo County, MI residents (14.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalamazoo County, MI was 5.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,183 ± 463
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,138 ± 505
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,579 ± 303

Kalamazoo County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kalamazoo County, MI employs 132k people. The largest industries in Kalamazoo County, MI are Manufacturing (22,939 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,188 people), and Educational Services (14,280 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,599), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,209), and Public Administration ($64,586).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

132k
2022 Value
± 2,995
0.754%
1 Year growth
± 3.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo County, MI grew at a rate of 0.754%, from 131k employees to 132k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalamazoo County, MI, are Management Occupations (14,091 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,360 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,683 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

132k
2022 Value
± 2,995
0.754%
1 Year growth
± 3.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo County, MI grew at a rate of 0.754%, from 131k employees to 132k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalamazoo County, MI, are Manufacturing (22,939 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,188 people), and Educational Services (14,280 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalamazoo County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kalamazoo County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,242
Median earning men ± $2,413
$34,237
Median earning women ± $1,081

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,900), Manufacturing ($64,135), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,147).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,063), Manufacturing ($49,724), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,049).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,492
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,448
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,315
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kalamazoo County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kalamazoo County, MI awarded 6,680 degrees. The student population of Kalamazoo County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,592 male students and 13,485 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalamazoo County, MI are White (4,505 and 74.1%), followed by Black or African American (568 and 9.34%), Hispanic or Latino (468 and 7.7%), and Asian (189 and 3.11%).

The largest universities in Kalamazoo County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Western Michigan University (5,086 and 76.1%), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (971 and 14.5%), and Kalamazoo College (418 and 6.26%).

The most popular majors in Kalamazoo County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (274 and 4.1%), General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (214 and 3.2%), and Registered Nursing (204 and 3.05%).

The median tuition costs in Kalamazoo County, MI are $56,001 for private four year colleges, and $14,523 and $18,154 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kalamazoo County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,077 (46.2% men and 53.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,077 students enrolled in Kalamazoo County, MI, 46.2% men and 53.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,602 records, of which 53.6% were women and 46.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 182 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kalamazoo County, MI was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 177 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kalamazoo County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,086 degrees awarded
  2. 971 degrees awarded
  3. 418 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Michigan University with 5,086 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,820 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalamazoo County, MI, which is 0.731 times less than the 3,860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,505 degrees mean that there were 7.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 568 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($56,001) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($411) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kalamazoo County, MI was $209,700 in 2022, which is 0.744 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,100 to $209,700, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalamazoo County, MI is 64%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kalamazoo County, MI have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalamazoo County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalamazoo County, MI is $67,905. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kalamazoo County, MI was Census Tract 30.02 with a value of $128,352, followed by Census Tract 16.01 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $102,708 and $101,379.

In 2022, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kalamazoo County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.94%.

Property

$209,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,993
$67,729
Median Property Taxes
±$1,759

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kalamazoo County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64% of the housing units in Kalamazoo County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 30.02
  2. Census Tract 16.01
  3. Census Tract 12

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalamazoo County, MI was Census Tract 30.02 with a value of $128,352, followed by Census Tract 16.01 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $102,708 and $101,379.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kalamazoo County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,905
Median Household Income
± $1,566
106k
Number of Households
± 2,587

In 2022, the median household income of the 106k households in Kalamazoo County, MI grew to $67,905 from the previous year's value of $61,739.

The following chart displays the households in Kalamazoo County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kalamazoo County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.34%)
  3. Carpooled (6.54%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Kalamazoo County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.34%) and those who carpooled to work (6.54%).

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalamazoo County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Kalamazoo County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kalamazoo County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.94%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalamazoo County, MI (33.9k out of 254k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kalamazoo County, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14% of the children was living in poverty in Kalamazoo County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 534 in Kalamazoo County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 105 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Kalamazoo County, MI has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.884% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kalamazoo County, MI see 1000 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (1027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,000 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kalamazoo County, MI

Primary care physicians in Kalamazoo County, MI see an average of 1,000 patients per year. This represents a 2.63% decrease from the previous year (1,027 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 27.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.91%
Uninsured
54.8%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.884%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalamazoo County, MI declined by 4.87% from 5.16% to 4.91%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.1 in Kalamazoo County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.5% in Kalamazoo County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.76% in Kalamazoo County, MI.

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