Kentwood, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kentwood, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Kentwood had a population of 52,711 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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


Total Population 52,711
Daytime Population: Workers 38,361
Daytime Population: Residents 25,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 52,224
Population in Familes 40,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density2 2,522
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $51,675
Average Household Income $64,787
Per Capita Income $26,214


Total Housing Units 22,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,604 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,689 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $138,326
Average Home Value $154,365


Total Households 21,293
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 13,095
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 1.1% 1.05%
Households 1.05% 1.04%
Families 0.82% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 23 97th
Population Density # 102 85th
Diversity Index # 26 96th
Median Household Income # 232 67th
Per Capita Income # 232 67th

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