Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
264,322
0.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34.5
0.291% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
3.56% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$58,836
4.11% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$168,500
5.78% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
132,109
1.07% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Kalamazoo-Portage, MI had a population of 264k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $58,836. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew from 262,745 to 264,322, a 0.6% increase and its median household income grew from $56,511 to $58,836, a 4.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.03%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%).

None of the households in Kalamazoo-Portage, 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.

96.7% of the residents in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are Western Michigan University (5,211 degrees awarded in 2020), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1,232 degrees), and Kalamazoo College (374 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was $168,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.5%.

Most people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is home to a population of 264k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.51% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents were born outside of the country (14.6k people).

In 2020, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.7% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    203k ± 367
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    28.1k ± 876
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.07k
5.14%
Hispanic Population
13.6k people

In 2020, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.14% of the people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are hispanic (13.6k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.51%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.6k people
5.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.8k people

As of 2020, 5.51% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents (14.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 5.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,334 ± 449
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,400 ± 407
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,868 ± 380

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI employs 132k people. The largest industries in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are Manufacturing (23,350 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,767 people), and Educational Services (14,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,733), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,679), and Public Administration ($55,084).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

132k
2020 Value
± 2,894
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 2.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 134k employees to 132k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, are Management Occupations (13,890 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,661 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,315 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

132k
2020 Value
± 2,894
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 2.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI declined at a rate of −1.07%, from 134k employees to 132k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, are Manufacturing (23,350 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,767 people), and Educational Services (14,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kalamazoo-Portage, 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

$42,344
Median earning men ± $1,295
$30,127
Median earning women ± $906

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,780), Manufacturing ($54,743), and Information ($53,736).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($49,065), Public Administration ($48,322), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,062).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,761
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,725
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,694
    Manufacturing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $5.19M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.14M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.36M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 14 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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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In 2020, universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI awarded 7,033 degrees. The student population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 13,284 male students and 15,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are White (4,902 and 76.1%), followed by Black or African American (576 and 8.95%), Hispanic or Latino (421 and 6.54%), and Two or More Races (224 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI by number of degrees awarded are Western Michigan University (5,211 and 74.1%), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1,232 and 17.5%), and Kalamazoo College (374 and 5.32%).

The most popular majors in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are General Studies (331 and 4.71%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (251 and 3.57%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (231 and 3.28%).

The median tuition costs in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are $51,999 for private four year colleges, and $12,094 and $15,118 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 28,552 (46.5% men and 53.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 28,552 students enrolled in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, 46.5% men and 53.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,241 records, of which 53.3% were women and 46.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 223 degree-majors awarded
  2. 151 degree-majors awarded
  3. 129 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 223 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,211 degrees awarded
  2. 1,232 degrees awarded
  3. 374 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Michigan University with 5,211 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,173 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, which is 0.822 times less than the 3,860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,902 degrees mean that there were 8.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 576 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 ($51,999) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($923) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was $168,500 in 2020, which is 0.733 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $159,300 to $168,500, a 5.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is 64.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is $58,836. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

Property

$168,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,543
$67,255
Median Property Taxes
±$1,717

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-Portage, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.5% of the housing units in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $84,274, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $81,587 and $75,730.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,836
Median Household Income
± $1,507
104k
Number of Households
± 2,531

In 2020, the median household income of the 104k households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew to $58,836 from the previous year's value of $56,511.

The following chart displays the households in Kalamazoo-Portage, 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-Portage, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.1%)

In 2018, 81.7% of workers in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.43%) and those who worked at home (4.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (36.9k out of 256k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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-Portage, 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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94.5% of the population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.925% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1266 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1277 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,266 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,266 patients per year. This represents a 0.861% decrease from the previous year (1,277 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 27.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.47%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.925%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew by 0.608% from 5.44% to 5.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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