Kalamazoo, MI

Census Place

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2022 Population
73,342
0.916% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
25.9
0.766% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26.8%
3.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,649
9.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,700
21.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,039
1.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kalamazoo, MI had a population of 73.3k people with a median age of 25.9 and a median household income of $48,649. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kalamazoo, MI declined from 74,020 to 73,342, a −0.916% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,296 to $48,649, a 9.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.78%), White (Hispanic) (3.51%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%).

None of the households in Kalamazoo, 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.

94.8% of the residents in Kalamazoo, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalamazoo, MI are Western Michigan University (5,086 degrees awarded in 2022), Kalamazoo College (418 degrees), and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (95 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kalamazoo, MI was $152,700, and the homeownership rate was 43.6%.

Most people in Kalamazoo, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalamazoo, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kalamazoo, MI is home to a population of 73.3k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.4% of Kalamazoo, MI residents were born outside of the country (5.43k people).

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Kalamazoo, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.97k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Kalamazoo, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kalamazoo, MI was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.9k ± 1.25k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 1.24k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.97k ± 936
7.39%
Hispanic Population
5.42k people

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Kalamazoo, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.97k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.39% of the people in Kalamazoo, MI are hispanic (5.42k people).

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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

7.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.43k people
6.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.78k people

As of 2022, 7.4% of Kalamazoo, MI residents (5.43k 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, MI was 6.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    784 ± 282
  2. Vietnam
    755 ± 239
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    209 ± 73

Kalamazoo, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kalamazoo, MI employs 37k people. The largest industries in Kalamazoo, MI are Accommodation & Food Services (5,713 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,486 people), and Educational Services (4,977 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,125), Utilities ($61,838), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,221).

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

37k
2022 Value
± 1,703
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo, MI grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 36.6k employees to 37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalamazoo, MI, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,598 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,737 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,380 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37k
2022 Value
± 1,703
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo, MI grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 36.6k employees to 37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalamazoo, MI, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,713 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,486 people), and Educational Services (4,977 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalamazoo, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kalamazoo, 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

$33,260
Median earning men ± $2,898
$23,174
Median earning women ± $2,469

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,929), Public Administration ($55,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,324).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,379), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,495), and Manufacturing ($37,536).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kalamazoo, MI awarded 5,623 degrees. The student population of Kalamazoo, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,782 male students and 9,843 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalamazoo, MI are White (3,715 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (470 and 9.34%), Hispanic or Latino (403 and 8.01%), and Asian (166 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Kalamazoo, MI by number of degrees awarded are Western Michigan University (5,086 and 90.4%), Kalamazoo College (418 and 7.43%), and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (95 and 1.69%).

The most popular majors in Kalamazoo, MI are General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (214 and 3.81%), Accounting (203 and 3.61%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (183 and 3.25%).

The median tuition costs in Kalamazoo, 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, 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 18,625 (47.2% men and 52.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,625 students enrolled in Kalamazoo, MI, 47.2% men and 52.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,324 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% 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, MI was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 177 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,086 degrees awarded
  2. 418 degrees awarded
  3. 95 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, 2,407 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalamazoo, MI, which is 0.748 times less than the 3,216 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 3,715 degrees mean that there were 7.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 470 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, 4-year or above ($1,106) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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, MI was $152,700 in 2022, which is 0.542 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,900 to $152,700, a 21.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalamazoo, MI is 43.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kalamazoo, MI have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalamazoo, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalamazoo, MI is $48,649. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kalamazoo, MI was Census Tract 16.01 with a value of $102,708, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 16.04, with respective values of $101,379 and $69,922.

Property

$152,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,798
$12,691
Median Property Taxes
±$758

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Rent vs Own

43.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.6% of the housing units in Kalamazoo, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16.01
  2. Census Tract 12
  3. Census Tract 16.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalamazoo, MI was Census Tract 16.01 with a value of $102,708, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 16.04, with respective values of $101,379 and $69,922.

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

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Household Income

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$48,649
Median Household Income
± $2,260
29.1k
Number of Households
± 1,476

In 2022, the median household income of the 29.1k households in Kalamazoo, MI grew to $48,649 from the previous year's value of $44,296.

The following chart displays the households in Kalamazoo, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kalamazoo, 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 (74.2%)
  2. Walked (7.54%)
  3. Carpooled (7.16%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Kalamazoo, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (7.54%) and those who carpooled to work (7.16%).

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalamazoo, MI have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.887% of the workforce in Kalamazoo, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalamazoo, MI (18k out of 67k 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, 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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Health

93.8% of the population of Kalamazoo, MI has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 8.61% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 0.753% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kalamazoo County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 41.1% between 18 and 34 years, 26.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.24%
Uninsured
47.6%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
8.61%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
0.753%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalamazoo, MI declined by 2.7% from 6.41% to 6.24%.

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