Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2020

76,497

Kalamazoo is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 76,497, it is the 14th largest city in Michigan and the 471st largest city in the United States. Kalamazoo is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 3.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 74,262 in 2010. Kalamazoo reached it's highest population of 85,555 in 1970. Spanning over 25 miles, Kalamazoo has a population density of 3,101 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kalamazoo is $57,600 with a poverty rate of 30.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $775 per month, and the median house value is $103,700. The median age in Kalamazoo is 26 years, 25.6 years for males, and 26.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.8 males.

Kalamazoo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kalamazoo was:

  • White: 69.09%
  • Black or African American: 21.27%
  • Two or more races: 6.46%
  • Asian: 2.17%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Kalamazoo, Michigan is 76,497, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 76,545.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,262.

Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020344,2601,9710.57%
2019342,2891,9710.58%
2018340,3181,9710.58%
2017338,3471,7660.52%
2016336,5811,8010.54%
2015334,7805820.17%
2014334,1981,5620.47%
2013332,6361,9940.60%
2012330,6422,1390.65%
2011328,5031,6100.49%
2010326,8930.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,53569.09%
Black or African American16,17621.27%
Two or More Races4,9146.46%
Asian1,6472.17%
Some Other Race5800.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1760.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.02%

Kalamazoo Population Pyramid 2020

Kalamazoo Median Age

26


Total

25.6


Male

26.5


Female

Kalamazoo Adults

There are 61,547 adults, (7,400 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Age Dependency

40.4

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo Sex Ratio

Female

38,245

50.30%

Male

37,795

49.70%

Kalamazoo Households and Families

Kalamazoo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kalamazoo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
Male46.5%53.5%
All44.8%55.2%
Female36.6%63.4%
Non Family30.5%69.5%

44.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,6652.444.8
Non Family15,7991.6730.5
Married7,7283.0877.5
Female3,6763.6136.6
Male1,4623.5746.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kalamazoo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3793.48%
9th to 12th Grade2,5416.41%
High School Graduate8,09820.44%
Some College9,94025.09%
Associates Degree3,8429.70%
Bachelors Degree7,91319.97%
Graduate Degree5,90414.90%

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,09725,67211,293
Black8,4186,8831,241
Hispanic2,2071,410461
Multiple Races1,3561,161381
Asian760725504
Other Race33824187
Native American666519

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,396$31,635$28,264
Less Than High School$19,251$19,561$17,473
High School Grad$22,902$23,362$22,832
Some College$25,879$27,044$25,175
Bachelors Degree$40,428$42,176$36,144
Graduate Degree$52,881$64,063$48,954

$30,396

Average Earnings

$31,635

Average Male

$28,264

Average Female

Kalamazoo Language

Kalamazoo Language by Age

Kalamazoo Language

90.84% of Kalamazoo residents speak only English, while 9.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.78% of the population.

Kalamazoo Poverty

Kalamazoo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,19412,09627.37%
Black14,6545,09934.80%
Multiple4,5942,09745.65%
Hispanic4,9231,45229.49%
Asian1,35255941.35%
Other51912624.28%
Native1556340.65%

30.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.76%

Male Poverty Rate

31.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Multiple, with 45.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Other, with 24.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.98%
High School22.57%
Some College19.54%
Bachelors or Greater10.39%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.42%
Female Unemployed48.00%
Female Employed26.50%
Male Employed18.74%

Kalamazoo Income

Kalamazoo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,292$57,600
Families$54,486$76,639
Married Families$76,055$101,812
Non Families$29,830$39,970

Kalamazoo Marital Status

Kalamazoo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.8%

Male Marriage Rate

25.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Kalamazoo Marital Status by Race

Kalamazoo Veterans

2,734

Number of Veterans

2,547

Male Veterans

187

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam796
First Gulf War490
Second Gulf War438
Korea247
World War II127
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54783
75+607
55 to 64561
65 to 74523
18 to 34260
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0724.60%
Black5024.36%
2 or More1344.90%
Hispanic862.39%
Asian251.63%
Indian10.61%

$Kalamazoo Veterans by Education

11.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo Employment Status

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.73%

Born in Michigan

94.81%

Native Born

5.19%

Foreign Born

3.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.81% of Kalamazoo residents were born in the United States, with 71.73% having been born in Michigan. 3.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202076,497-24-0.03%
201976,521-24-0.03%
201876,5457360.97%
201775,809-24-0.03%
201675,83310.00%
201575,832-272-0.36%
201476,1043080.41%
201375,7962550.34%
201275,5418551.14%
201174,6863560.48%
201074,330-2,815-0.37%
200077,145-3,132-0.40%
199080,2775550.07%
198079,722-5,833-0.70%
197085,5553,4660.41%
196082,08924,3853.59%
195057,7043,6070.65%
194054,097-689-0.13%
193054,7866,2991.23%
192048,4879,0502.09%
191039,43715,0334.92%
190024,4046,5513.18%
189017,8535,9164.11%
188011,9372,7562.66%
18709,1813,1114.22%
18606,0703,5639.25%
18502,5070.00%