Kent County, Michigan Population 2021

Kent County, Michigan's estimated population is 664,165 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Michigan is the null largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 602,975 and has seen a growth of 10.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021664,1653,6050.55%
2020660,5603,6050.55%
2019656,9553,6050.55%
2018653,3504,0720.63%
2017649,2785,4200.84%
2016643,8586,6941.05%
2015637,1645,8300.92%
2014631,3347,0311.13%
2013624,3038,5051.38%
2012615,7987,2971.20%
2011608,5015,5260.92%
2010602,975102,34420.44%
1990500,63156,12512.63%
1980444,50633,4628.14%
1970411,04447,85713.18%
1960363,18774,89525.98%
1950288,29241,95417.03%
1940246,3385,8272.42%
1930240,51157,47031.40%
1920183,04123,89615.02%
1910159,14529,43122.69%
1900129,71419,79218.01%
1890109,92236,66950.06%
188073,25322,85045.33%
187050,40319,68764.09%
186030,71618,700155.63%
185012,0169,429364.48%
18402,5870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.55%
County Website
Founded
March 2, 1831 (created) 1836 (organized)[1]
County Seat
2010 Population
602,975
Growth Since 2010
10.15%
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Kent County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White515,65379.56%
Black or African American62,1889.60%
Two or More Races26,4154.08%
Some Other Race21,9173.38%
Asian19,4273.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3340.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1870.03%
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Kent County, Michigan Population By Race

Kent County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2021

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Kent County, Michigan Median Age

35.3


Total

34.3


Male

36.2


Female

Kent County, Michigan Adults

There are 489,908 adults, (85,904 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Michigan.

Kent County, Michigan Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Mujer

328,803

50.73%

Masculino

319,318

49.27%

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
Married87.4%12.6%
All69.8%30.2%
Masculino61.4%38.6%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Mujer49.9%50.1%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All241,7462.6369.8
Married121,2013.2387.4
Non Family81,5901.3651.5
Mujer27,2123.4149.9
Masculino11,7433.4961.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Kent County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,7033.90%
9th to 12th Grade23,0155.38%
High School Graduate103,25324.13%
Some College93,07021.75%
Associates Degree39,0239.12%
Bachelors Degree101,44223.70%
Graduate Degree51,43112.02%
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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
White338,792321,190133,695
Black36,69331,4657,226
Hispanic32,93419,7174,700
Asian12,6619,4315,185
Other Race11,7365,8491,060
2+ Races8,3887,4452,433
Native American1,5291,199150
Islander1318964

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 48.85%.

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$38,802$46,628$31,558
Less Than 9th Grade$22,227$26,486$17,944
High School Graduate$30,298$36,228$23,987
Some College$35,067$43,487$28,259
Bachelors Degree$49,526$61,673$40,880
Graduate Degree$66,612$81,702$55,871

$38,802

Average Earnings

$46,628

Average Male

$31,558

Average Female

Kent County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent County, Michigan Language by Age

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Kent County, Michigan Language

87.49% of Kent County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 12.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.37% of the population.

Kent County, Michigan Language

Kent County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White470,46537,6097.99%
Black60,77815,73525.89%
Hispanic67,42615,72323.32%
Multiple25,8215,84822.65%
Other21,6234,94422.86%
Asian19,1222,04510.69%
Native2,30850221.75%
Islander1873317.65%

11.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.70%

Male Poverty Rate

12.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Black, with 25.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is White, with 7.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.71%.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.33%
High School11.66%
Some College8.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Kent County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.06%
Male Unemployed31.01%
Female Employed7.43%
Male Employed5.39%

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$63,053$85,054
Families$77,183$100,464
Married Families$91,365$116,413
Non Families$37,220$51,187
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Income by Household Type

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

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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29,030

Number of Veterans

26,900

Male Veterans

2,130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,313
First Gulf War4,864
Second Gulf War4,427
Korea2,390
World War II1,245

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 748,245
75+7,296
35 to 546,012
55 to 645,015
18 to 342,462

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,2956.54%
Black2,0064.57%
Hispanic7171.73%
2+ Races3702.98%
Other Race1380.95%
Asian1070.72%
Native American1055.98%
Islander95.70%

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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6.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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75.04%

Born in Kent County, Michigan

91.56%

Native Born

8.44%

Foreign Born

5.08%

Non Citizen

3.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.56% of Kent County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 75.04% having been born in Michigan. 5.08% 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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