Kent County, Michigan Population 2018

Kent County, Michigan's estimated population is 648,594 with a growth rate of 3.06% 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
2017648,59419,2423.06%
2016629,352-13,557-2.11%
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
White508,965
Black or African American60,729
Two or More Races22,173
Some Other Race17,585
Asian16,882
American Indian and Alaska Native2,921
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander97

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Kent County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kent County, Michigan Median Age

34.9


Total

34


Male

35.8


Female

Kent County, Michigan Adults

There are 470,755 adults, (76,781 of which are seniors) in Kent County, Michigan.

Kent County, Michigan Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

319,902

50.83%

Male

309,450

49.17%

Kent County, Michigan Households and Families

Kent County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kent County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All68.7%31.3%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family51%49%
Female49.5%50.5%

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All234,5702.6468.7
Married115,3143.2686.8
Non Family79,2631.3651
Female29,6053.3749.5
Male10,3883.457.3

3.18

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.3%

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 Grade17,3224.24%
9th to 12th Grade25,4066.22%
High School Graduate102,00024.96%
Some College89,94222.01%
Associates Degree36,4088.91%
Bachelors Degree90,51822.15%
Graduate Degree47,00711.50%

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White327,967307,801122,364
Black34,44028,2085,530
Hispanic29,91917,0164,085
Asian10,7117,9024,235
Other Race8,4254,259898
Multiple Races6,6995,4821,459
Native American1,6211,227199
Islander52525

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 39.54%.

Kent County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,721$41,558$28,477
Less Than High School$18,880$23,337$14,662
High School Grad$26,847$32,357$21,522
Some College$31,420$38,956$26,662
Bachelors Degree$45,304$55,572$36,706
Graduate Degree$62,905$76,624$51,435

$34,721

Average Earnings

$41,558

Average Male

$28,477

Average Female

Kent County, Michigan Language

Kent County, Michigan Language by Age

Kent County, Michigan Language

88.13% of Kent County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 11.87% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.26% of the population.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty

Kent County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White462,88744,6059.64%
Hispanic62,92321,09133.52%
Black59,67219,65432.94%
Multiple21,7806,07927.91%
Other17,2375,72133.19%
Asian16,5992,80916.92%
Native2,9101,11838.42%
Islander972323.71%

14.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.92%

Male Poverty Rate

15.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Native, with 38.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is White, with 9.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.84%
High School13.99%
Some College10.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.25%
Male Unemployed36.28%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed7.10%

Kent County, Michigan Income

Kent County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,673$73,594
Families$67,018$86,849
Married Families$80,228$101,893
Non Families$32,524$44,639

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

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

Kent County, Michigan Veterans

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by War

30,919

Number of Veterans

28,649

Male Veterans

2,270

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam11,010
First Gulf War4,703
Second Gulf War3,516
Korea3,457
World War II2,477

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+8,020
65 to 747,868
35 to 546,540
55 to 646,236
18 to 342,255

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White27,8257.07%
Black2,3105.52%
Hispanic7101.89%
2 or More4204.34%
Indian1457.08%
Other1421.34%
Asian770.61%

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Michigan Employment Status

Kent County, Michigan Employment by Age

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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