Kent County, Michigan Population 2022

Kent County, Michigan's estimated population is 667,770 with a growth rate of 0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Michigan is the 5th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 602,975 and has seen a growth of 10.75% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402,5870.00%
185012,0169,429364.48%
186030,71618,700155.63%
187050,40319,68764.09%
188073,25322,85045.33%
1890109,92236,66950.06%
1900129,71419,79218.01%
1910159,14529,43122.69%
1920183,04123,89615.02%
1930240,51157,47031.40%
1940246,3385,8272.42%
1950288,29241,95417.03%
1960363,18774,89525.98%
1970411,04447,85713.18%
1980444,50633,4628.14%
1990500,63156,12512.63%
2010602,975102,34420.44%
2011608,5015,5260.92%
2012615,7987,2971.20%
2013624,3038,5051.38%
2014631,3347,0311.13%
2015637,1645,8300.92%
2016643,8586,6941.05%
2017649,2785,4200.84%
2018653,3504,0720.63%
2019656,9553,6050.55%
2020660,5603,6050.55%
2021664,1653,6050.55%
2022667,7703,6050.54%
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Kent County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White510,47978.22%
Black or African American61,1919.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3640.36%
Asian20,0643.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2220.03%
Some Other Race22,1693.40%
Two or More Races36,1285.54%
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Kent County, Michigan Population by Race

Kent County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2022

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Kent County, Michigan Median Age

35.4


Total

34.4


Male

36.4


Female

Kent County, Michigan Adults

There are 494,879 adults, (89,076 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Michigan.

Kent County, Michigan Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

330,789

50.69%

Male

321,828

49.31%

Kent County, Michigan Population by Age

Kent County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kent County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All70.4%29.6%
Male63.5%36.5%
Female52.8%47.2%
Non Family50.3%49.7%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All244,7952.6270.4
Married124,6633.1987.9
Male12,1493.4263.5
Female26,1843.5152.8
Non Family81,7991.3450.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Kent County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,7933.64%
9th to 12th Grade21,4584.95%
High School Graduate104,97124.22%
Some College91,39621.09%
Associates Degree40,1039.25%
Bachelors Degree103,84623.96%
Graduate Degree55,82212.88%
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Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander16810780
Asian12,8709,6185,263
White339,281322,932137,686
2+ Races13,78211,8003,705
Black36,55931,8667,799
Hispanic34,05121,6415,351
Other Race12,4537,4911,867
Native American1,6451,287186

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 47.62%.

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,373$48,365$32,862
Less Than 9th Grade$23,181$27,414$18,308
High School Graduate$31,454$36,703$24,415
Some College$36,315$45,373$29,928
Bachelors Degree$51,392$64,103$41,775
Graduate Degree$64,938$76,652$56,040

$40,373

Average Earnings

$48,365

Average Male

$32,862

Average Female

Kent County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent County, Michigan Language by Age

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Kent County, Michigan Language

87.71% of Kent County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 12.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.08% of the population.

Kent County, Michigan Language

Kent County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black59,42515,73826.48%
Hispanic69,32016,40023.66%
Multiple35,4037,07819.99%
Native2,34938716.48%
Islander2223113.96%
Asian19,7911,6838.50%
White468,35734,1887.30%
Other4,474NaN%

11.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.87%

Male Poverty Rate

12.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Black, with 26.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.40%.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.37%
High School11.42%
Some College8.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.57%
Male Unemployed25.32%
Female Employed6.48%
Female Unemployed31.36%

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,722$87,911
Families$81,007$104,582
Married Families$94,113$119,778
Non Families$38,176$50,891
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Income by Household Type

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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Kent 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.

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

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Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

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29,511

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4,979
First Gulf War4,952
Vietnam10,240
Korea2,322
World War II1,092

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,510
35 to 546,351
55 to 645,253
65 to 747,920
75+7,477

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,3546.59%
Black2,1524.95%
Native American1065.45%
Asian1400.93%
Islander84.17%
Other Race2071.36%
2+ Races5442.92%
Hispanic7111.66%

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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6.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Kent County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Kent 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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75.13%

Born in Kent County, Michigan

91.73%

Native Born

8.27%

Foreign Born

4.93%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.73% of Kent County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.13% having been born in Michigan. 4.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kent 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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