Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population 2020

Kalamazoo County, Michigan's estimated population is 268,608 with a growth rate of 0.70% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kalamazoo County, Michigan is the 9th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020268,6081,8690.70%
2019266,7391,8690.71%
2018264,8701,8690.71%
2017263,0011,6840.64%
2016261,3171,6010.62%
2015259,7167540.29%
2014258,9621,6450.64%
2013257,3171,9750.77%
2012255,3422,7701.10%
2011252,5721,8260.73%
2010250,74627,33512.24%
1990223,41111,0335.19%
1980212,37810,8285.37%
1970201,55031,83818.76%
1960169,71243,00533.94%
1950126,70726,62226.60%
1940100,0858,7179.54%
193091,36820,14328.28%
192071,22510,79817.87%
191060,42716,11736.37%
190044,3105,03712.83%
189039,2734,93114.36%
188034,3422,2887.14%
187032,0547,40830.06%
186024,64611,46787.01%
185013,1795,79978.58%
18407,3800.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.70%
County Website
Founded
May 7, 1830[1]
County Seat

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White212,28481.16%
Black or African American28,44010.87%
Two or More Races12,1964.66%
Asian6,3852.44%
Some Other Race1,5100.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native6890.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.03%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Median Age

34.2


Total

33.1


Male

35.6


Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Adults

There are 204,409 adults, (37,117 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

133,548

51.06%

Male

128,025

48.94%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Households and Families

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All63.8%36.2%
Male55.7%44.3%
Female46.8%53.2%
Non Family43.3%56.7%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All102,8092.4663.8
Married45,5083.1287.6
Non Family41,9061.4343.3
Female11,0523.3346.8
Male4,3433.3355.7

3.06

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9791.83%
9th to 12th Grade7,4904.59%
High School Graduate35,87222.00%
Some College38,37823.54%
Associates Degree16,2319.96%
Bachelors Degree36,95722.67%
Graduate Degree25,11815.41%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White134,605128,18853,347
Black15,53013,4973,684
Hispanic5,6494,2921,563
Asian3,7833,4282,512
Multiple Races3,6833,3201,089
Other Race832609240
Native American32027864
Islander57447

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,572$44,805$32,343
Less Than High School$19,108$20,809$16,453
High School Grad$29,670$34,844$22,539
Some College$32,167$38,676$28,031
Bachelors Degree$48,818$56,331$40,626
Graduate Degree$67,515$84,343$56,591

$38,572

Average Earnings

$44,805

Average Male

$32,343

Average Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language by Age

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

92.88% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White197,26225,44412.90%
Black26,7288,00329.94%
Multiple11,7773,56130.24%
Hispanic12,2543,09725.27%
Asian6,0761,19719.70%
Other1,44945131.12%
Native66813119.61%
Islander691318.84%

16.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.42%

Male Poverty Rate

16.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is Other, with 31.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is White, with 12.90% 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 28.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.50%
High School14.64%
Some College10.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.42%
Male Unemployed39.71%
Female Employed13.54%
Male Employed9.19%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Income

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,431$75,995
Families$74,225$95,411
Married Families$89,609$112,166
Non Families$33,476$44,749

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Kalamazoo County, Michigan 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 County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans

13,654

Number of Veterans

12,883

Male Veterans

771

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,645
First Gulf War2,473
Second Gulf War2,244
Korea1,236
World War II625
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,505
35 to 543,317
75+3,211
55 to 642,302
18 to 341,319
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,2197.16%
Black1,0034.86%
Hispanic3003.72%
2 or More2443.99%
Asian1011.93%
Other534.51%
Indian346.79%

$Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan 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

74.49%

Born in Michigan

95.04%

Native Born

4.96%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.04% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 74.49% having been born in Michigan. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990