Kent County, Michigan Population 2020

Kent County, Michigan's estimated population is 649,231 with a growth rate of 0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Michigan is the 4th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018653,7864,5550.70%
2017649,2315,3040.82%
2016643,9276,6231.04%
2015637,3045,8530.93%
2014631,4517,0741.13%
2013624,3778,5541.39%
2012615,8237,3551.21%
2011608,4685,4850.91%
2010602,983102,35220.44%
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%

How Many People Live in Kent County, Michigan?

649,231

Kent County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White513,12679.78%
Black or African American62,2039.67%
Two or More Races24,4243.80%
Some Other Race21,2053.30%
Asian19,3113.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6490.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2220.03%

Kent County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Kent County, Michigan Median Age

35.1


Total

34.2


Male

36.1


Female

Kent County, Michigan Adults

There are 484,557 adults, (82,873 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Michigan.

Kent County, Michigan Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

326,406

50.75%

Male

316,734

49.25%

Kent County, Michigan Households and Families

Kent County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kent County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All69.1%30.9%
Male59.1%40.9%
Non Family51%49%
Female50%50%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All239,2362.6469.1
Married119,1343.2486.7
Non Family80,3871.3651
Female28,1693.3850
Male11,5463.5359.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kent County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,7133.96%
9th to 12th Grade24,3895.78%
High School Graduate103,20224.45%
Some College90,94121.54%
Associates Degree38,4499.11%
Bachelors Degree97,78223.17%
Graduate Degree50,63111.99%

Kent County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White335,715316,967130,389
Black36,09730,3226,903
Hispanic31,91318,9144,377
Asian12,3189,2014,909
Other Race10,8905,5211,034
Multiple Races7,5446,4501,908
Native American1,5301,213233
Islander1439842

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.85%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,174$44,558$30,688
Less Than High School$21,179$26,092$16,158
High School Grad$28,880$34,670$23,151
Some College$33,869$41,657$27,776
Bachelors Degree$48,508$59,934$39,735
Graduate Degree$64,737$78,018$55,033

$37,174

Average Earnings

$44,558

Average Male

$30,688

Average Female

Kent County, Michigan Language

Kent County, Michigan Language by Age

Kent County, Michigan Language

87.58% of Kent County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 12.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.30% of the population.

Kent County, Michigan Poverty

Kent County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White468,16940,1818.58%
Hispanic66,04917,35126.27%
Black60,88415,99626.27%
Multiple23,9406,01625.13%
Other20,8295,26725.29%
Asian19,0112,25511.86%
Native2,64072027.27%
Islander2224319.37%

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.63%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is Native, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Michigan is White, with 8.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.72%
High School11.91%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.61%
Male Unemployed32.30%
Female Employed7.85%
Male Employed6.01%

Kent County, Michigan Income

Kent County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,351$81,199
Families$73,514$95,700
Married Families$87,398$110,973
Non Families$35,175$49,158

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Kent County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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

Kent County, Michigan Veterans

29,512

Number of Veterans

27,397

Male Veterans

2,115

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,440
First Gulf War4,568
Second Gulf War3,972
Korea2,677
World War II1,835
Name Veterans % of Total
White26,4466.62%
Black2,3215.32%
Hispanic7141.77%
2 or More4253.84%
Indian1387.45%
Other1140.84%
Asian570.39%
Hawaiian115.67%

$Kent County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Michigan Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kent 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

74.97%

Born in Michigan

91.68%

Native Born

8.32%

Foreign Born

5.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.68% of Kent County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 74.97% having been born in Michigan. 5.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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