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Kent County, Michigan

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Kent County, Michigan
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 656,955
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 656,955
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 602,625
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 602,622
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
82.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
73.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 29,512
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 8.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 259,375
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $163,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,259
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $491
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $871
Building permits, 2019 2,574
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 239,236
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.64
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 12.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 35.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,154,358
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,244,932
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,535,625
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,703,041
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,698,608
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,156
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $60,351
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,005
Persons in poverty, percent
11.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 16,750
Total employment, 2017 365,651
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 17,101,830
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 49,636
All firms, 2012 52,666
Men-owned firms, 2012 29,724
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,687
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,795
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 43,060
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,329
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 45,951
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 711.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 846.95
FIPS Code 26081
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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Kent County, Michigan
656,955
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170,000
340,000
510,000
680,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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