Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI

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2022 Population
177,933
0.887% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
1.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
5.81%
5.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,523
8.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$316,100
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
86,875
0.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI had a population of 178k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $95,523. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew from 176,368 to 177,933, a 0.887% increase and its median household income grew from $87,816 to $95,523, a 8.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.21%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.26%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.62%).

11.9% of the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, 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.

95.7% of the residents in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are Davenport University (1,525 degrees awarded in 2022), Cornerstone University (507 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood (92 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was $316,100, and the homeownership rate was 77.3%.

Most people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 178k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.87% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are Spanish (4,785 households), Serbo-Croatian (1,794 households), and Vietnamese (1,784 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
89,363
Women
50.3%
88,213
Men
49.7%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 177,576 inhabitants, with 49.7% men, and 50.3% women.

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Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 2.06k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.5k ± 1.61k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.27k ± 1.08k
6.26%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.26% of the people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are hispanic (11.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    1,631 ± 987 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,525 ± 955 people
  3. Mexico
    1,031 ± 786 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Bosnia and Herzegovina, the natal country of 1,631 Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,525 and Mexico with 1,031.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people
8.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.6k people

As of 2022, 8.87% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents (15.8k 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 Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 8.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,785 households (2.88%)
  2. Serbo-Croatian
    1,794 households (1.08%)
  3. Vietnamese
    1,784 households (1.07%)

11.9% of the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 2.88% of the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,541 ± 342
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,792 ± 467
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,392 ± 402

Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI employs 86.9k people. The largest industries in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,995 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,694 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,293 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($307,120), Savings institutions, including credit unions ($239,861), and Offices of physicians ($202,589).

Males in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,865. The income inequality in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.515, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
40,564
Women
47.1%
45,495
Men
52.9%

The workforce of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI in 2020 was 86,059 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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Occupations

86.9k
2022 Value
0.24%
1 Year growth
± 0.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 86.7k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, are Other managers (3,274 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,269 people), and Registered nurses (2,246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

86.9k
2022 Value
0.24%
1 Year growth
± 0.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 86.7k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,995 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,694 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,293 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, 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

$62,764
Median earning men ± $2,167
$39,147
Median earning women ± $1,942

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,659), Wholesale Trade ($77,926), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,966).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,623), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,204), and Information ($54,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI awarded 2,191 degrees. The student population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,923 male students and 4,239 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are White (1,475 and 70.2%), followed by Black or African American (241 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (142 and 6.76%), and Unknown (120 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Davenport University (1,525 and 69.6%), Cornerstone University (507 and 23.1%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood (92 and 4.2%).

The most popular majors in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are General Business Administration & Management (422 and 19.3%), Registered Nursing (185 and 8.44%), and Accounting (143 and 6.53%).

The median tuition cost in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI for private four year colleges is $25,370.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,162 (40.8% men and 59.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,162 students enrolled in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, 40.8% men and 59.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,481 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 98 degrees awarded
  2. 252 degrees awarded
  3. 184 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Accounting with 98 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,525 degrees awarded
  2. 507 degrees awarded
  3. 92 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Davenport University with 1,525 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 858 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, which is 0.644 times less than the 1,333 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 1,475 degrees mean that there were 6.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 241 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 ($25,370) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($651) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.623% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (36.4k), High School or Equivalent (27.1k), and Some college (26k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was $316,100 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $276,000 to $316,100, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is 77.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is $95,523. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

Property

$316,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,045
$51,252
Median Property Taxes
±$1,778

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Rent vs Own

77.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.3% of the housing units in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

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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.
$95,523
Median Household Income
± $3,253
66.3k
Number of Households
± 2,051

In 2022, the median household income of the 66.3k households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew to $95,523 from the previous year's value of $87,816.

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Wage Distribution

0.515
2022 Wage GINI in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI
0.507
2021 Wage GINI in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 0.515 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.58% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (6.57%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (6.57%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, 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 Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI (10.2k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, 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

96.8% of the population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 62% on employee plans, 9.87% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.565% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.15%
Uninsured
62%
Employer Coverage
9.87%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.565%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI declined by 2.85% from 3.24% to 3.15%.

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