Kalamazoo, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kalamazoo, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Kalamazoo had a population of 77,325 as of July 1, 2017. Kalamazoo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kalamazoo is located at latitude 42.2752 and longitude -85.5885 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kalamazoo (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Kalamazoo (GNIS ID: 1626547) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kalamazoo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kalamazoo: Bronson.

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Kalamazoo, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 77,325
Daytime Population: Workers 64,842
Daytime Population: Residents 40,899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 105,741
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 69,821
Population in Familes 41,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,504
Population Density2 3,133
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,074
Average Household Income $48,845
Per Capita Income $20,746


Total Housing Units 33,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,482 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,769 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,482 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $104,664
Average Home Value $137,603


Total Households 30,251
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 13,557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.59%
Households 0.52% 0.59%
Families 0.11% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Kalamazoo, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalamazoo to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 64 91st
Diversity Index # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 645 7th
Per Capita Income # 528 24th

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