Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2022

73,466
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Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County Michigan. Kalamazoo has a 2020 population of 73,466. It is also the county seat of Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,598 in 2010.

The average household income in Kalamazoo is $58,536 with a poverty rate of 27.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $113,700. The median age in Kalamazoo is 26.5 years, 26 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Kalamazoo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kalamazoowas:

  • White: 66.55%
  • Black or African American: 22.50%
  • Two or more races: 8.03%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kalamazoo, Michigan is 73,466 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 73,598.

Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010250,7510.00%
2011252,6001,8490.73%
2012255,3532,7531.08%
2013257,3111,9580.76%
2014258,9511,6400.63%
2015259,6767250.28%
2016261,3041,6280.62%
2017262,9981,6940.64%
2018264,6801,6820.64%
2019265,0663860.15%
2020265,4523860.15%
2021265,8383860.15%

Kalamazoo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,65266.55%
Black or African American17,12122.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.10%
Asian1,4631.92%
Some Other Race6830.90%
Two or More Races6,1138.03%
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Kalamazoo Population by Race

Kalamazoo Population Pyramid 2022

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Kalamazoo Median Age

26.4


Total

26


Male

26.8


Female

Kalamazoo Adults

There are 61,723 adults, (8,034 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo Sex Ratio

Female

38,639

50.77%

Male

37,467

49.23%

Kalamazoo Population by Age

Kalamazoo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kalamazoo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All44%56%
Male41.8%58.2%
Female32.5%67.5%
Non Family30.1%69.9%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kalamazoo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,2082.3644
Married8,3373.0676.1
Male1,3013.5741.8
Female3,8033.3932.5
Non Family15,7671.6430.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Kalamazoo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3133.26%
9th to 12th Grade2,3965.95%
High School Graduate8,68921.57%
Some College9,53123.66%
Associates Degree3,8949.67%
Bachelors Degree8,80321.86%
Graduate Degree5,65214.03%
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Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian589560301
White26,97525,60311,820
2+ Races2,0081,841590
Hispanic2,1461,384415
Other Race31222757
Black8,9317,3911,373
Native American3427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.10%.

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,653$36,317$30,525
Less Than 9th Grade$20,175$20,712$19,057
High School Graduate$25,799$27,451$24,064
Some College$28,790$31,591$26,919
Bachelors Degree$42,266$47,390$38,363
Graduate Degree$54,411$67,303$48,253

$32,653

Average Earnings

$36,317

Average Male

$30,525

Average Female

Kalamazoo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kalamazoo Language by Age

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Kalamazoo Language

90.71% of Kalamazoo residents speak only English, while 9.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.30% of the population.

Kalamazoo Language

Kalamazoo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native664872.73%
Asian1,27954242.38%
Multiple5,9142,14736.30%
Black15,2354,55529.90%
White43,08010,66124.75%
Other199NaN%
Hispanic4,9191,45829.64%

27.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.81%

Male Poverty Rate

27.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Native, with 72.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Hispanic, with 29.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.85%.

Kalamazoo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.00%
High School20.59%
Some College15.42%
Bachelors or Greater9.06%

Kalamazoo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed17.44%
Male Unemployed53.80%
Female Employed22.20%
Female Unemployed43.69%

Kalamazoo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kalamazoo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,222$59,921
Families$53,417$75,699
Married Families$73,098-
Non Families$31,827$43,099
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Income by Household Type

Kalamazoo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.5%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo Married by Age and Sex

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Kalamazoo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kalamazoo Marital Status by Race

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Kalamazoo Marital Status

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2,820

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War572
First Gulf War404
Vietnam868
Korea186
World War II142

Kalamazoo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34339
35 to 54603
55 to 64751
65 to 74512
75+615

Kalamazoo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0214.61%
Black5654.60%
Asian352.46%
Other Race234.39%
2+ Races1764.91%
Hispanic1333.92%

Kalamazoo Veterans by Race

Kalamazoo Veterans by Education

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7.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo Employment by Age

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Kalamazoo Employment by Race

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Kalamazoo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.70%

Born in Kalamazoo

93.92%

Native Born

6.08%

Foreign Born

4.40%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.92% of Kalamazoo residents were born in the United States, with 71.70% having been born in Michigan. 4.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kalamazoo Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18502,5070.00%
18606,0703,5639.25%
18709,1813,1114.22%
188011,9372,7562.66%
189017,8535,9164.11%
190024,4046,5513.18%
191039,43715,0334.92%
192048,4879,0502.09%
193054,7866,2991.23%
194054,097-689-0.13%
195057,7043,6070.65%
196082,08924,3853.59%
197085,5553,4660.41%
198079,722-5,833-0.70%
199080,2775550.07%
200077,145-3,132-0.40%
201074,262-2,883-0.38%
201174,196-66-0.09%
201274,130-66-0.09%
201374,064-66-0.09%
201473,998-66-0.09%
201573,932-66-0.09%
201673,866-66-0.09%
201773,800-66-0.09%
201873,734-66-0.09%
201973,668-66-0.09%
202073,598-70-0.10%
202173,532-66-0.09%
202273,466-66-0.09%

Kalamazoo Population by Year