Kent County, Michigan Population 2018

Kent County, Michigan's estimated population is 648,594 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Michigan is the 4th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017636,376-12,218-1.88%
2017648,5945,6850.88%
2016642,9096,4011.01%
2015636,5086,0950.97%
2014630,4136,9561.12%
2013623,4578,3351.36%
2012615,1226,9481.14%
2011608,1745,2620.87%
2010602,912102,28120.43%
1990500,63156,12512.63%
1980444,50633,4628.14%
1970411,04447,85713.18%
1960363,18774,89525.98%
1950288,29241,95417.03%
1940246,3385,8272.42%
1930240,51157,47031.40%
1920183,04123,89615.02%
1910159,14529,43122.69%
1900129,71419,79218.01%
1890109,92236,66950.06%
188073,25322,85045.33%
187050,40319,68764.09%
186030,71618,700155.63%
185012,0169,429364.48%
18402,5870.00%

Kent County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White511,125
Black or African American61,686
Two or More Races23,287
Some Other Race19,399
Asian18,154
American Indian and Alaska Native2,581
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander144

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Kent County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,00025,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,00025,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kent County, Michigan Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

36


Female

Kent County, Michigan Adults

There are 477,971 adults, (79,797 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Michigan.

Kent County, Michigan Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

323,242

50.79%

Male

313,134

49.21%

Kent County, Michigan Households and Families

Kent County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Kent County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All68.9%31.1%
Male58.2%41.8%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female49.5%50.5%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All236,9292.6468.9
Married117,8333.2586.7
Non Family79,6851.3651.1
Female28,5353.3849.5
Male10,8763.4758.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kent County, Michigan Households

Kent County, Michigan Education

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,4644.20%
9th to 12th Grade24,8645.98%
High School Graduate101,66024.47%
Some College90,22021.71%
Associates Degree37,1368.94%
Bachelors Degree94,42622.73%
Graduate Degree49,73111.97%

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White332,076312,531127,801
Black35,39129,2076,121
Hispanic30,87117,6094,171
Asian11,5608,6434,462
Other Race9,5984,726915
Multiple Races6,9525,8651,753
Native American1,4841,215184
Islander58586

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 38.60%.

Kent County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,973$43,095$29,650
Less Than High School$19,488$23,683$14,849
High School Grad$27,863$33,851$22,147
Some College$32,495$40,616$27,161
Bachelors Degree$46,994$57,403$38,515
Graduate Degree$62,531$75,749$51,912

$35,973

Average Earnings

$43,095

Average Male

$29,650

Average Female

Kent County, Michigan Language

Kent County, Michigan Language by Age

Kent County, Michigan Language

88.01% of Kent County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 11.99% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.22% of the population.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty

Kent County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White465,66741,6278.94%
Hispanic64,32818,80629.23%
Black60,48517,08528.25%
Multiple22,8686,33427.70%
Other18,9965,35128.17%
Asian17,8972,47113.81%
Native2,55075129.45%
Islander1445638.89%

13.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.52%

Male Poverty Rate

14.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Islander, with 38.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is White, with 8.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.50%.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.18%
High School12.92%
Some College9.45%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.10%
Male Unemployed32.11%
Female Employed8.65%
Male Employed6.51%

Kent County, Michigan Income

Kent County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,302$77,100
Families$70,224$91,025
Married Families$83,472$105,787
Non Families$33,490$46,485

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Kent County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Kent County, Michigan Veterans

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by War

29,736

Number of Veterans

27,683

Male Veterans

2,053

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,545
First Gulf War4,743
Second Gulf War3,666
Korea3,043
World War II2,141

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,795
65 to 747,747
35 to 546,327
55 to 645,669
18 to 342,198

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,8566.77%
Black2,0974.91%
Hispanic6621.71%
2 or More3843.65%
Other1501.24%
Indian1447.87%
Asian1050.77%

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Michigan Employment Status

Kent County, Michigan Employment by Age

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Michigan Employment by Race

Kent County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Kent County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Grand Rapids18811419644583314.43%
Wyoming721207556734474.78%
Kentwood487075168929826.12%
Walker235352477512405.27%
Grandville15380160026224.04%
East Grand Rapids106261163710119.51%
Rockford572362295068.84%
Sparta414243371954.71%
Lowell378340442616.90%
Cedar Springs351636511353.84%
Caledonia151116181077.08%
Kent City10571108514.82%
Sand Lake500523234.60%
Casnovia 31932892.82%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990