Kentwood, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Kentwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Kentwood had a population of 52,806 as of July 1, 2018. Kentwood 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 Kentwood is located at latitude 42.8849 and longitude -85.5925 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kentwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The City of Kentwood (GNIS ID: 1626558) 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.

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Kentwood, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 52,806
Population in Households 52,315
Population in Familes 40,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 491
Population Density2 2,526
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $52,649
Average Household Income $66,882
Per Capita Income $27,020


Total Housing Units 22,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,872 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,430 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,304 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $144,667
Average Home Value $162,766


Total Households 21,301
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 13,068
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.98% 0.88%
Households 0.93% 0.87%
Families 0.69% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Kentwood, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kentwood to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 23 97th
Population Density # 103 85th
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 240 65th
Per Capita Income # 244 65th

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