Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2021

75,634
Loading...

Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County Michigan. It is also the county seat of Kalamazoo County. With a 2020 population of 75,634, it is the 13th largest city in Michigan and the 479th largest city in the United States . Kalamazoo is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually but its population has increased by 1.85% 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 3,066 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kalamazoo is $58,536 with a poverty rate of 28.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $795 per month, and the median house value is $106,600. 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 Kalamazoo was:

  • White: 68.20%
  • Black or African American: 22.17%
  • Two or more races: 6.62%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kalamazoo, Michigan is 75,634 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 76,483.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 74,262.

Kalamazoo, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Kalamazoo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,84868.20%
Black or African American16,85722.17%
Two or More Races5,0316.62%
Asian1,5932.10%
Some Other Race5610.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native1290.17%
Loading...

Kalamazoo Population by Race

Kalamazoo Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Kalamazoo Median Age

26.5


Total

26


Male

27.2


Female

Kalamazoo Adults

There are 61,713 adults, (7,919 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Age Dependency

41.3

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo Sex Ratio

Female

38,535

50.69%

Male

37,484

49.31%

Kalamazoo Population by Age

Kalamazoo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Kalamazoo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All44.2%55.8%
Male42.1%57.9%
Female33.8%66.2%
Non Family30.6%69.4%

44.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kalamazoo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,0072.3844.2
Non Family16,0221.6430.6
Married7,6813.1578
Female3,8163.4833.8
Male1,4883.4542.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

Loading...

Kalamazoo Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6964.18%
9th to 12th Grade2,5996.40%
High School Graduate8,43820.79%
Some College10,02224.69%
Associates Degree4,10210.11%
Bachelors Degree7,93219.54%
Graduate Degree5,80414.30%
Loading...

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,53225,89511,300
Black8,7086,9971,235
Hispanic2,5211,561452
2+ Races1,4781,301373
Asian757729442
Other Race36327172
Native American67651

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.39%.

Kalamazoo Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,068$32,383$28,724
Less Than 9th Grade$20,114$20,112$20,139
High School Graduate$24,655$27,555$23,412
Some College$27,225$30,915$25,753
Bachelors Degree$40,142$42,213$37,511
Graduate Degree$52,102$60,872$48,682

$31,068

Average Earnings

$32,383

Average Male

$28,724

Average Female

Kalamazoo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kalamazoo Language by Age

Loading...

Kalamazoo Language

90.47% of Kalamazoo residents speak only English, while 9.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Kalamazoo Language

Kalamazoo Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,87910,79624.60%
Black15,2305,31434.89%
Multiple4,7712,06643.30%
Hispanic5,5281,37324.84%
Asian1,34559143.94%
Other5376111.36%
Native1075854.21%

28.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.58%

Male Poverty Rate

28.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Native, with 54.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo is Other, with 11.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.02%.

Kalamazoo Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.48%
High School20.26%
Some College17.70%
Bachelors or Greater10.04%

Kalamazoo Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed59.21%
Female Unemployed48.69%
Female Employed23.49%
Male Employed17.71%

Kalamazoo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kalamazoo Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$41,774$58,536
Families$53,993$76,846
Married Families$77,566-
Non Families$30,348$41,182
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Kalamazoo Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

26.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.7%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

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

Loading...

Kalamazoo Marital Status

Loading...

2,764

Number of Veterans

2,533

Male Veterans

231

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam805
Second Gulf War593
First Gulf War523
Korea224
World War II116

Kalamazoo Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54732
75+604
65 to 74554
55 to 64530
18 to 34344

Kalamazoo Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1154.72%
Black5094.28%
Hispanic942.37%
2+ Races622.18%
Asian523.35%
Other Race255.13%
Native American10.79%

Kalamazoo Veterans by Race

Kalamazoo Veterans by Education

Loading...

10.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo Veterans by Education

Loading...

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo Employment by Age

Loading...

Kalamazoo Employment by Race

Loading...

Kalamazoo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

71.27%

Born in Kalamazoo

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

4.00%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.33% of Kalamazoo residents were born in the United States, with 71.27% having been born in Michigan. 4.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kalamazoo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202175,634-283-0.37%
202075,917-283-0.37%
201976,200-283-0.37%
201876,4836800.90%
201775,803-23-0.03%
201675,82660.01%
201575,820-279-0.37%
201476,0993070.41%
201375,7922470.33%
201275,5458481.14%
201174,6973630.49%
201074,334-2,811-0.37%
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%

Kalamazoo Population by Year