Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population 2024

262,143

Kalamazoo County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 262,143 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kalamazoo County, Michigan is the 9th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 250,754 and has seen a growth of 4.54% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029264,5684850.18%
2028264,0834850.18%
2027263,5984850.18%
2026263,1134850.18%
2025262,6284850.19%
2024262,1434850.19%
2023261,6584850.19%
2022261,1734850.19%
2021260,688-1,079-0.41%
2020261,767-3,764-1.42%
2019265,5314110.16%
2018265,1201,7330.66%
2017263,3871,8030.69%
2016261,5841,7680.68%
2015259,8167530.29%
2014259,0631,6640.65%
2013257,3991,9860.78%
2012255,4132,7791.1%
2011252,6341,8800.75%
2010250,754
1990223,41111,0335.19%
1980212,37810,8285.37%
1970201,55031,83818.76%
1960169,71243,00533.94%
1950126,70726,62226.6%
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%
18407,380-257,188-97.21%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.19% (485)
County Website
Kalamazoo County
County Seat
2010 Population
250,754
Area
562 mi²
Density
466 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.54% (11,389)
Founded
May 7, 1830

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White204,16578.1%
Black or African American28,68110.97%
Two or more races17,8496.83%
Asian6,3762.44%
Other race3,4021.3%
Native American8070.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1460.06%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population by Race

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Median Age

34.6

Total

33.6

Male

35.6

Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Adults

There are 205,498 adults, (40,516 of whom are seniors) in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female132,83150.81%
Male128,59549.19%

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Population by Age

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All105,7972.46436
Married47,0343.098812
Non Family43,1691.384258
Female11,2163.1350.649.4
Male4,3783.0557.742.3
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3

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.12%.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,873

Average Earnings

$56,048

Average Male

$41,045

Average Female

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

92.72% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Language

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White193,29420,95710.84%
Black27,0387,04026.04%
Multiple17,6683,18518.03%
Hispanic13,7152,44717.84%
Asian6,15392214.98%
Other3,32984325.32%
Native7829912.66%
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13.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.85%

Male Poverty Rate

14.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is Black, with 26.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan is White, with 10.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.25%.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.15%
High School13.71%
Some College9.2%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.13%
Male Unemployed28.1%
Female Employed10.68%
Male Employed6.33%
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12,513

Number of Veterans

11,308

Male Veterans

1,205

Female Veterans

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kalamazoo County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kalamazoo County, Michigan 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

73.82%

Born in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

94.38%

Native Born

5.62%

Foreign Born

3.21%

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.38% of Kalamazoo County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 73.82% having been born in Michigan. 3.21% 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

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