Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

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Population

338,338

0.434% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$55,129

5.93% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

168,338

0.578% growth

Median Property Value

$153,800

1.79% growth

About

In 2017, Kalamazoo-Portage, MI had a population of 338k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $55,129. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew from 336,877 to 338,338, a 0.434% increase and its median household income grew from $52,045 to $55,129, a 5.93% increase.

The population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is 78.2% White Alone, 8.61% Black or African American Alone, and 6.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are Western Michigan University (5,392 degrees awarded in 2016), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1,222 degrees), and Kalamazoo College (338 degrees).

The median property value in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is $153,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI employs 168k people. The largest industries in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are Manufacturing (32,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,678 people), and Retail Trade (18,695 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,067), Public Administration ($52,350), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,539).

Median household income in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is $55,129. Males in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,042. The income inequality in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,129

2017 value

± $2,424

5.93%

1 Year Growth

± 5.12%

Households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have a median annual income of $55,129, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,045 in 2016, which represents a 5.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,184

Average Male Salary

± $1,151

$48,042

Average Female Salary

± $879

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,268 ± $4,166

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,705 ± $51,364

  3. White

    $50,410 ± $738

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is from Michigan.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.74% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $80,733, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $77,475 and $70,286.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (53.7k out of 325k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    36,503 ± 1,334

  2. Black

    9,934 ± 714

  3. Hispanic

    5,457 ± 487

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

168k

2017 Value

± 6,292

0.578%

1 Year growth

± 5.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew at a rate of 0.578%, from 167k employees to 168k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,820 people), Management Occupations (17,414 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,820 people), Management Occupations (17,414 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.65 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,320), Legal Occupations ($67,174), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,098).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

168k

2017 Value

± 6,292

0.578%

1 Year growth

± 5.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew at a rate of 0.578%, from 167k employees to 168k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, are Manufacturing (32,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,678 people), and Retail Trade (18,695 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (32,052 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (25,678 people), and Retail Trade (18,695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.97 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.48 times), and Educational Services (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($97,067), Public Administration ($52,350), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,539).

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Domestic Trade

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. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

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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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

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. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.35%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI declined by 19.5% from 6.65% to 5.35%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is home to a population of 338k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.61% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is composed of 265k White Alone residents (78.2%), 29.1k Black or African American Alone residents (8.61%), 21.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.42%), 14.1k Two or More Races residents (4.17%), 7.31k Asian Alone residents (2.16%), 684 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.202%), 384 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.113%), and 378 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.6k people

4.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.2k people

As of 2017, 4.61% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents (15.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 4.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    78,610 ± 6,856 people

  2. Mexico

    76,973 ± 6,785 people

  3. Iraq

    56,485 ± 5,818 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was India, the natal country of 78,610 Michigan residents, followed by Mexico with 76,973 and Iraq with 56,485.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    265k ± 360

  2. Black or African American Alone

    29.1k ± 1.93k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21.7k ± 2.39k

In 2017, there were 9.08 times more White Alone residents (265k people) in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.1k Black or African American Alone and 21.7k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,345 ± 936

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,520 ± 687

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,110 ± 619

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI awarded 7,165 degrees. The student population of Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is skewed towards women, with 16,054 male students and 17,376 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are White (5,281 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (618 and 9.2%), Hispanic or Latino (346 and 5.15%), and Two or More Races (180 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI by number of degrees awarded are Western Michigan University (5,392 and 75.3%), Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1,222 and 17.1%), and Kalamazoo College (338 and 4.72%).

The most popular majors in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are General Business Administration & Management (326 and 4.55%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (276 and 3.85%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (247 and 3.45%).

The median tuition costs in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI are $44,418 for private four year colleges, and $10,570 and $25,928 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 182 degrees awarded

  2. 173 degrees awarded

  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was General Psychology with 182 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,392 degrees awarded

  2. 1,222 degrees awarded

  3. 338 degrees awarded

$10,570

Median In-State Public

$44,418

Median Private

In 2016, the Kalamazoo-Portage, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Michigan University with 5,392 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,231

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,934

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,231 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, which is 0.821 times less than the 3,934 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,281 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    618 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    346 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI were to White students. These 5,281 degrees mean that there were 8.55 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 618 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was $153,800 in 2017, which is 0.707 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,100 to $153,800, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,129

Median Household Income

± $2,424

133k

Number of Households

± 5,281

In 2017, the median household income of the 133k households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew to $55,129 from the previous year's value of $52,045.

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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Housing

Property Value

$153,800

2017 Median

± $4,551

$151,100

2016 Median

± $4,425

In 2017, the median property value in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI grew to to $153,800 from the previous year's value of $151,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kalamazoo-Portage, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 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.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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