Kent County MI Information


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  1. Kent County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forKent County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Kent County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 653,762
Population in Households 642,236
Population in Familes 515,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,526
Population Density 772
Diversity Index1 51


Median Household Income $61,463
Average Household Income $82,683
Per Capita Income $31,181
Wealth Index3 94


Total Housing Units 263,040 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167,272 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,843 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,925 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $185,410
Housing Affordability Index2 144


Total Households 246,115
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 162,036
Average Family Size 3
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.88% 0.89%
Households 0.87% 0.88%
Families 0.68% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.77%


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, 2019 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 Density # 4 96th
Diversity Index # 4 96th
Median Household Income # 11 88th
Per Capita Income # 14 84th

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