Kent County MI Information


Kent County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 635,717
Population in Households 624,378
Population in Familes 502,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,339
Population Density1 751
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 239,694
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 158,649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 257,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164,023 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 75,671 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,181 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $148,511
Average Home Value $191,030


Median Household Income $52,457
Average Household Income $69,486
Per Capita Income $26,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.12%
Households 0.86% 1.12%
Families 0.67% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.


Kent County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent 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 # 4 96th
Population Density1 # 4 96th
Diversity Index2 # 5 95th
Median Household Income # 15 83rd
Per Capita Income # 15 83rd

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