Kentwood, Michigan Population 2023

55,984

Kentwood is a city located in Michigan. With a 2023 population of 55,984, it is the 23rd largest city in Michigan and the 779th largest city in the United States.Kentwood is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,304 in 2020. Spanning over 21 miles, Kentwood has a population density of 2,677 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kentwood is $67,921 with a poverty rate of 14.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kentwood is 34.1 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.2 years for females.

Kentwood Demographics

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

  • White: 61.95%
  • Black or African American: 21.2%
  • Asian: 9.33%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Other race: 2.12%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Kentwood, Michigan is 55,984 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 54,304.

Kentwood, Michigan Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kentwood Population by Race

Kentwood Population Pyramid 2023

Kentwood Median Age

34.1

Total

33.2

Male

35.2

Female

Kentwood Adults

There are 38,756 adults, (7,300 of whom are seniors) in Kentwood.

Kentwood Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Kentwood Sex Ratio

Female26,96652.08%
Male24,81447.92%

Kentwood Population by Age

Kentwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.21

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kentwood Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kentwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kentwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Kentwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,803

Average Earnings

$43,669

Average Male

$31,204

Average Female

Kentwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kentwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kentwood Language

77.02% of Kentwood residents speak only English, while 22.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.21% of the population.

Kentwood Language

Kentwood Poverty by Race

rate

14.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.77%

Male Poverty Rate

13.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kentwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kentwood is Black, with 36.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kentwood is Asian, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.69%.

Kentwood Poverty

Kentwood Poverty Rate by Education

Kentwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kentwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kentwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kentwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kentwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,362

Number of Veterans

2,140

Male Veterans

222

Female Veterans

Kentwood Veterans by War

Kentwood Veterans by Age

count

Kentwood Veterans by Race

Kentwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kentwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kentwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kentwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kentwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.31%

Born in Kentwood

78.01%

Native Born

17.34%

Foreign Born

9.88%

Non Citizen

7.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.01% of Kentwood residents were born in the United States, with 61.31% having been born in Michigan. 9.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kentwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kentwood Population by Year