Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population 2021

Kalamazoo County, Michigan's estimated population is 265,838 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kalamazoo County, Michigan is the 10th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 250,751 and has seen a growth of 6.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021265,8383860.15%
2020265,4523860.15%
2019265,0663860.15%
2018264,6801,6820.64%
2017262,9981,6940.65%
2016261,3041,6280.63%
2015259,6767250.28%
2014258,9511,6400.64%
2013257,3111,9580.77%
2012255,3532,7531.09%
2011252,6001,8490.74%
2010250,75127,34012.24%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.15%
County Website
Founded
May 7, 1830[1]
County Seat
2010 Population
250,751
Growth Since 2010
6.02%
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White212,21680.77%
Black or African American29,21511.12%
Two or More Races12,5974.79%
Asian6,2592.38%
Some Other Race1,7540.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native5960.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1080.04%
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population by Race

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population Pyramid $2021

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Median Age

34.4


Total

33.2


Male

35.8


Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Adults

There are 205,682 adults, (38,355 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Age Dependency

57

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

134,207

51.08%

Male

128,538

48.92%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population by Age

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All64%36%
Male55.3%44.7%
Female47.7%52.3%
Non Family43.3%56.7%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All103,4452.4664
Married45,8593.1487.8
Non Family42,1711.4143.3
Female11,0293.3347.7
Male4,3863.2955.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0881.88%
9th to 12th Grade7,4994.55%
High School Graduate36,15521.96%
Some College38,36823.30%
Associates Degree15,5719.46%
Bachelors Degree38,04523.11%
Graduate Degree25,91615.74%
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White135,305128,90154,931
Black15,89713,6633,683
Hispanic5,8754,4711,862
2+ Races4,0273,6371,093
Asian3,8493,5032,486
Other Race1,028768333
Native American31328052
Islander10810824

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.59%.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,072$46,584$32,812
Less Than 9th Grade$20,850$21,984$17,358
High School Graduate$30,285$35,734$23,596
Some College$33,288$41,153$29,826
Bachelors Degree$49,121$56,539$40,799
Graduate Degree$69,894$86,335$58,707

$40,072

Average Earnings

$46,584

Average Male

$32,812

Average Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language by Age

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

92.69% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White197,88023,33711.79%
Black27,3757,91828.92%
Multiple12,2733,39027.62%
Hispanic12,6292,63120.83%
Asian5,9981,18619.77%
Other1,73041724.10%
Native57410017.42%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.27%

Male Poverty Rate

15.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is Black, with 28.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is White, with 11.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.88%.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.37%
High School13.66%
Some College10.16%
Bachelors or Greater4.46%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.72%
Male Unemployed37.75%
Female Employed12.18%
Male Employed8.31%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,511$79,194
Families$77,438$99,895
Married Families$92,453$116,913
Non Families$34,557$45,929
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Income by Household Type

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

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13,098

Number of Veterans

12,237

Male Veterans

861

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,455
First Gulf War2,423
Second Gulf War2,324
Korea1,102
World War II504

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,571
35 to 543,078
75+3,006
55 to 642,129
18 to 341,314

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,6546.83%
Black9984.73%
Hispanic3424.11%
2+ Races2043.09%
Asian1422.70%
Other Race765.56%
Native American245.14%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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6.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan 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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73.67%

Born in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.76% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 73.67% having been born in Michigan. 3.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Place of Birth

  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

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