Kalamazoo County MI Information


Kalamazoo County Subdivisions

Kalamazoo County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 257,806
Population in Households 249,272
Population in Familes 183,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,534
Population Density1 459
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 103,315
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 61,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 113,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64,667 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,648 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,146 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $148,871
Average Home Value $191,133


Median Household Income $47,388
Average Household Income $66,291
Per Capita Income $27,163
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.64%
Households 0.43% 0.62%
Families 0.2% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kalamazoo County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalamazoo County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 90th
Population Density1 # 9 90th
Diversity Index2 # 15 83rd
Median Household Income # 25 71st
Per Capita Income # 12 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.