Solon, Michigan Population 2024

6,530

Solon is a city located in Kent County, Montcalm County, and Newaygo County Michigan. Solon has a 2024 population of 6,530. Solon is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,496 in 2020.

The average household income in Solon is $87,046 with a poverty rate of 4.88%. The median age in Solon is 43.8 years: 43.7 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Solon Demographics

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

  • White: 92.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Other race: 2.49%
  • Asian: 1.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
34.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
187.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.52% (34)
The current population of Solon, Michigan is 6,530 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,496.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,00592.46%
Two or more races2183.36%
Other race1622.49%
Asian1061.63%
Black or African American40.06%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Solon Population by Race

Solon Population Pyramid 2024

Solon Median Age

43.8

Total

43.7

Male

43.9

Female

Solon Adults

There are 5,092 adults, (1,213 of whom are seniors) in Solon.

Solon Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Solon Sex Ratio

Female3,21049.42%
Male3,28550.58%

Solon Population by Age

Solon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5682.5298.31.7
Married1,603398.61.4
Non Family6791.196.93.1
Female1842.731000
Male1024.161000

2.97

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

98.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Solon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2154.77%
Associates Degree58512.98%
Bachelors Degree59213.13%
Graduate Degree3648.07%
High School Graduate1,40231.1%
Less Than 9th Grade641.42%
Some College1,28628.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Solon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Solon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,1963,965891
2+ Races12712765
Hispanic124800
Other Race89450
Asian57570
Black400

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.18%.

Solon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,099$56,563$71,979
Graduate Degree$60,819$0$60,733
High School Graduate$42,443$51,813$30,781
Less Than 9th Grade$26,688$0$22,125
Overall$52,667$59,330$42,580
Some College$57,800$65,000$43,207

$52,667

Average Earnings

$59,330

Average Male

$42,580

Average Female

Solon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Solon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Solon Language

96.53% of Solon residents speak only English, while 3.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Solon Language

Solon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,9702995.01%
Asian1061413.21%
Black44100%

4.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.96%

Male Poverty Rate

5.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Solon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Solon is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Solon is White, with 5.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.18%.

Solon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.06%
Some College2.19%
Less Than 9th Grade1.43%
Bachelors or Greater1.36%

Solon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.13%
Female Employed0.84%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Solon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Solon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$91,406$97,661
Households$78,839$87,046
Married Families$94,160$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,313$53,513

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Solon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.5%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Solon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Solon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Solon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Solon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

503

Number of Veterans

446

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam258
First Gulf War83
Korea73
Second Gulf War57
World War II0

Solon Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74196
75+129
35 to 54124
55 to 6454
18 to 340

Solon Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4639.8%
2+ Races4023.39%

Solon Veterans by Race

Solon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Solon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Solon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Solon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Solon 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

81.26%

Born in Solon

97.55%

Native Born

2.45%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

1.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.55% of Solon residents were born in the United States, with 81.26% having been born in Michigan. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Solon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,55040.06%
20286,54640.06%
20276,54240.06%
20266,53840.06%
20256,53440.06%
20246,53040.06%
20236,52640.06%
20226,52240.06%
20216,518220.34%
20206,496-324-4.75%
20196,820220.32%
20186,798871.3%
20176,711801.21%
20166,6311111.7%
20156,520801.24%
20146,4401151.82%
20136,3251282.07%
20126,1971041.71%
20116,093991.65%
20105,99400%

Solon Population by Year