Kentwood, MI

50,761 Population
20.9 square miles 2,428.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
2,428.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.9%
was 44.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
17.0%
was 17.1%
 
Percent Under 18
24.1%
was 23.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
12.4%
was 11.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 3.4
Ranked 6th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
14.6%
was 14.6%
 
Median Household Income
$49,317
was $49,612
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.8
42.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 4.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
368.5
was 281.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,663.4
was 2,425.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
20,921
was 20,849
 
Median Rent
$813
was $794
 
Total Building Permits
82
was 59
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,965
was 19,860
 
Homeownership Rate
57.8%
was 58.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
66
was 59
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,000.8
was 997.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.2%
was 10.6%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
16
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.0
was 2.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.7
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.7%
was 95.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.6%
was 89.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.6%
was 33.6%
 

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