Kentwood, Michigan Population 2021

52,036
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Kentwood is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 52,036, it is the 23rd largest city in Michigan and the 761st largest city in the United States . Kentwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,707 in 2010. Kentwood reached it's highest population of 52,036 in 2021. Spanning over 21 miles, Kentwood has a population density of 2,488 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kentwood is $67,921 with a poverty rate of 10.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $899 per month, and the median house value is $158,700. The median age in Kentwood is 34.4 years, 33 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Kentwood Demographics

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

  • White: 63.37%
  • Black or African American: 21.89%
  • Asian: 8.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.52%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Kentwood, Michigan is 52,036 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,829.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,707.

Kentwood, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,75663.37%
Black or African American11,31421.89%
Asian4,4898.68%
Two or More Races1,8193.52%
Some Other Race1,1942.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native870.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.07%
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Kentwood Population by Race

Kentwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Kentwood Median Age

34.4


Total

33


Male

35.9


Female

Kentwood Adults

There are 39,066 adults, (6,952 of whom are seniors) in Kentwood.

Kentwood Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kentwood Sex Ratio

Female

26,761

51.77%

Male

24,932

48.23%

Kentwood Population by Age

Kentwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kentwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
Male66.7%33.3%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female35%65%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kentwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3392.5258.2
Married8,6923.2578.8
Non Family7,6171.2642.5
Female2,9973.2535
Male1,0333.5666.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Kentwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6344.76%
9th to 12th Grade2,2826.64%
High School Graduate8,87025.83%
Some College7,59122.10%
Associates Degree3,0118.77%
Bachelors Degree7,73922.53%
Graduate Degree3,2189.37%
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Kentwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kentwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,73720,5648,122
Black6,5015,7021,452
Asian2,9311,717650
Hispanic2,7212,017482
Other Race819483160
2+ Races601494166
Native American76769
Islander343434

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Kentwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,392$42,075$30,521
Less Than 9th Grade$25,000$26,104$23,976
High School Graduate$30,730$33,835$27,236
Some College$35,325$45,794$27,710
Bachelors Degree$43,520$54,198$37,109
Graduate Degree$59,259$69,286$50,804

$35,392

Average Earnings

$42,075

Average Male

$30,521

Average Female

Kentwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kentwood Language by Age

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Kentwood Language

76.51% of Kentwood residents speak only English, while 23.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.18% of the population.

Kentwood Language

Kentwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,2262,38621.25%
White29,1712,0677.09%
Hispanic5,26386816.49%
Asian4,4832645.89%
Other1,19424420.44%
Multiple1,8061508.31%

10.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.17%

Male Poverty Rate

11.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kentwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kentwood is Black, with 21.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kentwood is Asian, with 5.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.65%.

Kentwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.35%
High School11.00%
Some College7.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%

Kentwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.41%
Male Unemployed17.37%
Female Employed7.57%
Male Employed6.43%

Kentwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kentwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,197$67,921
Families$65,636$79,888
Married Families$79,457$94,328
Non Families$35,071$45,444
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Income by Household Type

Kentwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Kentwood Married by Age and Sex

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Kentwood 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.

Kentwood Marital Status by Race

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Kentwood Marital Status

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2,383

Number of Veterans

2,184

Male Veterans

199

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam720
First Gulf War613
Second Gulf War338
Korea183
World War II176

Kentwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+612
65 to 74584
35 to 54565
55 to 64440
18 to 34182

Kentwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0017.68%
Black2813.63%
Hispanic932.76%
2+ Races465.86%
Asian341.01%
Other Race181.82%
Native American33.95%

Kentwood Veterans by Race

Kentwood Veterans by Education

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6.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kentwood Veterans by Education

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70.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Kentwood Employment by Age

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Kentwood Employment by Race

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Kentwood 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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64.93%

Born in Kentwood

82.42%

Native Born

17.58%

Foreign Born

9.87%

Non Citizen

7.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.42% of Kentwood residents were born in the United States, with 64.93% having been born in Michigan. 9.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kentwood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,036690.13%
202051,967690.13%
201951,898690.13%
201851,829480.09%
201751,781390.08%
201651,7423900.76%
201551,3524910.97%
201450,8615091.01%
201350,3526001.21%
201249,7525661.15%
201149,1864540.93%
201048,7323,4770.74%
200045,2557,4291.81%
199037,8267,3882.20%
198030,43810,1284.13%
197020,3100.00%

Kentwood Population by Year