Kent County MI Information


Kent County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 649,034
Daytime Population: Workers 382,801
Daytime Population: Residents 321,540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 704,341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 637,500
Population in Familes 512,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,534
Population Density2 766
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $53,437
Average Household Income $72,312
Per Capita Income $27,652


Total Housing Units 260,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165,839 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,445 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,021 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $153,685
Average Home Value $194,845


Total Households 244,284
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 161,191
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 1.03% 0.99%
Households 1.0% 0.98%
Families 0.8% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.34%


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, 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 # 4 96th
Population Density # 4 96th
Diversity Index # 5 95th
Median Household Income # 16 82nd
Per Capita Income # 16 82nd

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