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Population in 2012: 75,092 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 

Males: 36,759  (49.0%)
Females: 38,333  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  25.9 years
Michigan median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 49001, 49002, 49006, 49007, 49008, 49009, 49024, 49074.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,214 (it was $31,189 in 2000)
Kalamazoo:

$30,214
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,544

Kalamazoo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,900 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Kalamazoo:

$90,900
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,663; Detached houses: $124,575; Townhouses or other attached units: $141,455; In 2-unit structures: $87,926; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,885; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,124; Mobile homes: $113,501

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 48,752 (65.6%)
  • Black alone - 16,117 (21.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4,736 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2,927 (3.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,266 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 312 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 132 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.03%)

Races in Kalamazoo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kalamazoo: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (16.6%), Irish (10.1%), English (9.4%), Dutch (6.5%), Polish (5.6%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 24.7 square miles.

Population density: 3,042 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Kalamazoo:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kalamazoo city:

  • Never married: 56.3%
  • Now married: 26.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

4,638 residents are foreign born (2.3% Asia, 1.6% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  6.4%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 198 registered sex offenders living in Kalamazoo, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Kalamazoo to the number of sex offenders is 379 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,378 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,962 (2.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (86.4 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (111.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eastwood, MI (1.6 miles ), Westwood, MI (1.6 miles ), Parchment, MI (1.8 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (2.1 miles ), Portage, MI (2.2 miles ), Greater Galesburg, MI (2.8 miles ), Galesburg, MI (2.9 miles ), Richland, MI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $228,100

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Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 85.58 W

Kalamazoo nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Bedding Plant Capital of the World, Celery City, Mall City, The Paper City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,542 (+31.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,611 (52.4%)

Area code: 269

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Crime rates in Kalamazoo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 94613591299
per 100,000 11.85.27.71.34.16.912.61.42.812.512.0
Rapes 94102404555558160718177
per 100,000 123.3131.551.359.674.375.8113.383.299.1112.9102.9
Robberies 189200158146178238302221204185165
per 100,000 247.9257.9202.5193.2240.5328.2422.6306.5284.7257.7220.6
Assaults 521601648319360439443460425446406
per 100,000 683.4775.0830.6422.2486.4605.4619.9637.9593.0621.4542.8
Burglaries 1,1951,3661,1718131,1061,3271,0391,1701,4301,039835
per 100,000 1567.61761.41501.01076.01494.21829.91453.91622.51995.41447.61116.4
Thefts 3,4893,5393,6962,9873,1163,2433,0892,8062,6322,3202,135
per 100,000 4576.84563.44737.63953.44209.74471.94322.63891.33672.73232.32854.4
Auto thefts 485483596311319396344268264175150
per 100,000 636.2622.8764.0411.6431.0546.1481.4371.7368.4243.8200.5
Arson 9178783035445344303633
per 100,000 119.4100.6100.039.747.360.774.261.041.950.244.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.0) 604.7628.4570.7410.0486.2575.8607.2525.0540.3506.5437.2

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Crime rate in Kalamazoo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 256 (213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Michigan average:

1.74

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Kalamazoo, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -3,262 (-4.1%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Kalamazoo-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Kalamazoo city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.2 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kalamazoo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Christopher Daniels - Professional wrestler, Terry Fugate-Wilcox - Artist, Greg Jennings - Football wide receiver, Adam Hall - NHL player (Nashville Predators, born: Aug 14, 1980), Wm. Stage - Journalist, Allen Alley - Computer businessman, Karl Ludvigsen - Journalist, Kip Carpenter - Speed skater, Bill Van Tichelt (VanTech Motorcycles) - Businessman, Bob Topp - Football player.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Kalamazoo: Amos Chapman, William R. Shafter.

Main business address for: STRYKER CORP (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Kalamazoo:

  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO CENTRAL (Dialysis Facility, 535 S BURDICK #110)
  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO WEST (Dialysis Facility, 1040 N 10TH S, STE 100)
  • FMC - GULL ROAD (Dialysis Facility, 5010 GULL RD)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO (Dialysis Facility, 521 E MICHIGAN AVE)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO EAST (Dialysis Facility, 2901 E KILGORE RD)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO PD UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 527 E MICHIGAN AVE)
  • FMC - OSHTEMO (Dialysis Facility, 6739 SEECO DR)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 3408 MILLER RD)
  • BORGESS VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, 348 NORTH BURDICK ST)
  • BRONSON HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 820 JOHN STREET)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 5401 PORTAGE ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF GREATER KALAMAZOO (Home Health Center, 301 W CEDAR ST)
  • PARAGON HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, 5106 LOVERS LANE)
  • UNS HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 2925 PORTAGE ROAD)
  • BORGESS MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1521 GULL ROAD)
  • BRONSON METHODIST HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 601 JOHN STREET 42)
  • HOSPICE OF GREATER KALAMAZOO INC (Hospital, 222 NORTH KALAMAZOO MALL, SUITE 100)
  • KALAMAZOO REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (Hospital, 1312 OAKLAND DR)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-KALAMAZOO (Hospital, "601 JOHN STREET, BOX 76")
  • SEMPERCARE HOSPITAL AT BRONSON (Hospital, 601 JOHN STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, INC (Hospital, 4341 SOUTH WESTNEDGE AVENUE, # 2100)
  • ALAMO NURS HME (Nursing Home, 8290 WEST C AVE)
  • ALAMO NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, 8290 W C AVE)
  • BORGESS GARDENS (Nursing Home, 3057 GULL ROAD)
  • BRONSON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, 1451 BRONSON WAY)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 1400 N DRAKE RD)
  • HAROLD AND GRACE UPJOHN COMMUN (Nursing Home, 2400 PORTAGE ST)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, 3625 W MICHIGAN AVE)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1430 ALAMO AVE)
  • KALAMAZOO TOTAL LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2575 N DRAKE RD)
  • METRON OF KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, 1430 ALAMO AVE)
  • RIDGEVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, 3625 W MICHIGAN ST)
  • SHERWOOD PLACE (Nursing Home, 6203 STADIUM DRIVE)
  • TENDERCARE KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, 1701 S 11TH ST)
  • TENDERCARE OF WESTWOOD (Nursing Home, 2575 N DRAKE RD)
  • THE SPRINGS AT THE FOUNTAINS (Nursing Home, 1451 BRONSON WAY)

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Amtrak station:

KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Local government website: www.ci.kalamazoo.mi.us

Colleges/Universities in Kalamazoo:

  • Western Michigan University (Full-time enrollment: 18,067; Location: 1903 West Michigan Avenue; Public; Website: www.wmich.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (FT enrollment: 5,240; Location: 6767 West O Ave; Public; Website: www.kvcc.edu)
  • Kalamazoo College (FT enrollment: 1,374; Location: 1200 Academy St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kzoo.edu)
  • Everest Institute-Kalamazoo (FT enrollment: 865; Location: 5177 W Main; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/kalamazoo)
  • West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty LLC (FT enrollment: 75; Location: 3200 South Westnedge Ave; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kalamazoo:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 22 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • Davenport University (about 40 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Hope College (about 45 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Calvin College (about 45 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Andrews University (about 46 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 2,408)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 48 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 50 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)

Public high schools in Kalamazoo:

Private high schools in Kalamazoo:

  • KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 399; Location: 2121 STADIUM DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MSGR JOHN R HACKETT CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 1000 W KILGORE RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 273; Location: 6312 QUAIL RUN DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • REFORMED HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 700 FLETCHER AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:

  • ST MONICA SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 530 W KILGORE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE GAGIE SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 615 FAIRVIEW AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 346; Location: 3800 S 12TH ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 600 W MICHIGAN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 3333 S WESTNEDGE AVE; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 143; Location: 5196 COMSTOCK AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 750 HOWARD ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • KAZOO SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 1401 CHERRY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 100 PRATT RD; Grades: KG - 9)
  • KALAMAZOO SDA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 1601 NICHOLS RD; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Kalamazoo, map of school districts: KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMSTOCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Kalamazoo:

  • KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,121,686; Location: 315 SOUTH ROSE STREET; 409,661 books; 655 e-books; 24,905 audio materials; 12,632 video materials; 70 local licensed databases; 40 other licensed databases; 875 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Other elementary schools in Kalamazoo: Arcadia Elementary School, Chime Elementary School, Edison Environmental Science Acadmey, Greenwood Elementary School, Indian Prarie Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. School in Westwood Elementary, Northeastern Elementary, Northglade Montessori Magnet School, Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School, Spring Valley Center for Exploration, Washington Writers' Academy, & Woodward School for Technology Research. More information is available at www.kalamazoopublicschools.com
  • Kalamazoo Christan High School is another private high school in Kalamazoo County. added by Eddie
  • Spring Arbor Univeristy, Kalamazoo Location

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Notable locations in Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Country Club (A), Red Arrow Golf Course (B), Milham Golf Course (C), Kalamazoo Station (D), Read Fieldhouse (E), Waldo Stadium (F), Robert J Bobb Stadium (G), Ebert Field (H), Washington Square Branch Library (I), Alma Powell Branch Library (J), Kalamazoo County Courthouse (K), Kalamazoo City Hall (L), Kalamazoo Public Library (M), Kalamazoo County Law Enforcement Facility (N), Kalamazoo Valley Museum (O), Kalamazoo Fire Marshal (P), Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Station 3 (Q), Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Station 2 (R), Kalamazoo / Battlecreek International Airport Fire and Rescue (S), Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Station 6 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Town Mall (1), Westnedge Corners Shopping Center (2), Kalamazoo Mall (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kalamazoo include: Judson Church (A), Milwood United Methodist Church (B), Greenwood Reformed Church (C), Bethlehem Baptist Church (D), Milwood Christian Reformed Church (E), Trinity Reformed Church (F), Unity of Kalamazoo Church (G), Grace Christian Reformed Church (H), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park (2), Mount Olivet Cemetery (3), Mountain Home Cemetery (4), Gate of Heaven Cemetery (5), Jewish Mountain Home Cemetery (6), Jewish Riverside Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pikes Pond (A), Limekiln Lake (B), Whites Lake (C), Woods Lake (D), Monarch Millpond (E), Bryant Pond (F), Averill Lake (G), Asylum Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Axtell Creek (A), Arcadia Creek (B), Portage Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kalamazoo include: Southside Playground (1), Spring Valley Park (2), Sutherland Park (3), Upjohn Playground (4), Versluis Park (5), Westnedge Park (6), Frays Park (7), Bronson Park (8), Princeton Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Art Center Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Museums; 314 South Park Street) (1), Kalamazoo Nature Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7000 North Westnedge Avenue) (2), Nature Connection (Nature Centers; 359 South Kalamazoo Mall) (3), Kalamazoo County Fair (2900 Lake St) (4), Convention & Visitors Bureau-Disn Klmzo RGNL Chmbr (346 West Michigan Avenue) (5), Kalamazoo Amusement Inc (3635 East Cork Street) (6), Flag International LLC (Tours & Charters; 6835 Countryview Drive) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Kalamazoo (3750 Easy Street) (1), Fairfield Inn Kalamazoo East (3800 E Cork St) (2), Fairfield Inn (3800 East Cork Street) (3), Comfort Inn Airport (3820 Sprinkle Road) (4), Hampton Inn Kalamazoo (1550 East Kilgore Road) (5), Best Western Hospitality Inn (3640 East Cork Street) (6), Comstock Motor Court Motel (6302 King Highway) (7), Baymont Inn & Suites (2203 South 11th Street) (8), Fairfield Inn by Marriott (6420 Cracker Barrel Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kalamazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalamazoo and their reported violations in the past:

GULL LAKE SPORTS BAR (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TWIN LAKES REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCOTTS MILL COUNTY PARK (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PRETTY LAKE #2 (Population served: 222, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ROLLERWORLD (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAMPLIGHTER (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EVERGREEN PARK (Address: 182 E "D" AVE , Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-27-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-1998)
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalamazoo that have no violations reported:

  • NORTHBRIDGE CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIDGEVIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M-43 FOODMART (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NW (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE CORA HILLS LOUNGE INC (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THORNAPPLE CREEK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW PARK #9 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRAIRIEVIEW PARK AREA 2B (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW PARK #3 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROTA KIWAN OAKS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.8%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kalamazoo, MI

People in group quarters in Kalamazoo in 2010:

  • 5,545 people in college/university student housing
  • 489 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 320 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 292 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 270 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 175 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 159 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 57 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 35 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 14 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Kalamazoo in 2000:

  • 7,120 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 559 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 501 people in nursing homes
  • 439 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 188 people in other group homes
  • 180 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 158 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 99 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 89 people in religious group quarters
  • 80 people in halfway houses
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions

Kalamazoo compared to Michigan state average:

Kalamazoo, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Lawson Arena. Western Michigan University.
  • University Arena (Western Michigan University). Western Michigan University.
  • Wings Stadium. Capacity: 8,023.

Banks with most branches in Kalamazoo (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 10 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: 10 branches. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Westwood Branch, Oshtemo Branch, Downtown Kalamazoo Branch, Milwood Branch, Gull Road Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Keystone Community Bank: at 107 West Michigan Avenue, Oakland Drive Branch, Drake Branch, Gull Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.3 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • Comerica Bank: Kalamazoo Branch, Maple Hill Branch, Oakwood Branch, Gull Road Branch. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Kalamazoo at 215 East Michigan, branch established on 1886/01/01; West Main Mall Branch at 4300 West Main, branch established on 1934/05/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Chemical Bank: Kalamazoo Downtown Branch at 211 E. Water, Suite 100, branch established on 1998/03/09; West Kal Branch at 6080 W Main Street, branch established on 2006/08/07. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank of Michigan: First National Bank Of Michigan-West at 5313 West Main Street, branch established on 2010/09/09; First National Bank Of Michigan at 348 West Michigan Avenue, branch established on 2006/04/12. Info updated 2009/09/04: Bank assets: $204.8 mil, Deposits: $174.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1st Source Bank: Kalamazoo Crosstown Branch at 555 W. Crosstown Parkway, Suite 100, branch established on 2006/11/01. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kalamazoo, Michigan:

  • Lees Inn Kalamazoo, 2615 Fairfield Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 , Phone: (269) 382-6100, Fax: (269) 382-2136
  • 40 Winks Motel, 2605 Douglas, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 , Phone: (269) 382-5737
  • Hall House Bed & Breadfast, 106 Thompson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 , Phone: (269) 343-2500
  • Radisson Plaza Hotal, 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 , Phone: (269) 343-3333, Fax: (269) 381-1560
  • Horizon Inn & Suites, 3522 Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 , Phone: (269) 381-7070, Fax: (269) 381-4341
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 3750 Easy St, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 , Phone: (269) 388-3551
  • Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo, 3600 E Cork St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 , Phone: (269) 385-3922, Fax: (269) 385-2747
  • Stuart Avenue Inn, 229 237 Stuard Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 , Phone: (269) 342-0230
  • 22 other hotels and motels
All 30 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kalamazoo travel time to work - commute


Kalamazoo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kalamazoo city (based on Kalamazoo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.30%
Here35.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents25.1%11.3%8.7%7.5%6.8%
Congregations5.1%9.1%11.9%3.4%8.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.3%3.0%2.9%2.7%27.7%
Congregations0.6%2.8%2.8%2.3%53.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Kalamazoo County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Kalamazoo County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Kalamazoo County:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

14.5%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 35$162,419$55,6872$2,693
Other Government Administration 26$129,310$59,6823$3,475
Judicial and Legal 8$48,420$72,6300$0
Police Protection - Officers 206$969,978$56,5040$0
Police - Other 75$440,868$70,53919$14,669
Streets and Highways 43$153,376$42,8030$0
Sewerage 115$512,683$53,4970$0
Parks and Recreation 20$71,053$42,63223$11,587
Housing and Community Development(Local) 43$189,615$52,9160$0
Water Supply 104$416,626$48,0720$0
Transit 112$358,836$38,4470$0
Other and Unallocable 48$192,081$48,0200$0
Totals for Government 835$3,645,265$52,38747$32,424

Kalamazoo government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parking Facilities: $10,896,000 ($145.10)
    Transit Utilities: $7,792,000 ($103.77)
    Water Utilities: $6,163,000 ($82.07)
    Regular Highways: $5,419,000 ($72.16)
    Sewerage: $3,070,000 ($40.88)
    General - Other: $3,037,000 ($40.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($0.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,069,000 ($400.43)
    Sewerage: $16,397,000 ($218.36)
    General - Other: $14,701,000 ($195.77)
    Water Utilities: $7,841,000 ($104.42)
    Transit Utilities: $5,840,000 ($77.77)
    Regular Highways: $4,385,000 ($58.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,095,000 ($54.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,548,000 ($47.25)
    Financial Administration: $3,052,000 ($40.64)
    Central Staff Services: $2,977,000 ($39.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,109,000 ($28.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,733,000 ($23.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $913,000 ($12.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $702,000 ($9.35)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $560,000 ($7.46)
    General Public Buildings: $522,000 ($6.95)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $23,368,000 ($311.19)
    Corporate Bonds: $21,216,000 ($282.53)
    Benefit Payments: $13,421,000 ($178.73)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,307,000 ($57.36)
    Withdrawals: $305,000 ($4.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,568,000 ($247.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $258,000 ($3.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $58,000 ($0.77)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($0.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($0.28)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($0.23)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.12)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($0.12)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $3,957,000 ($52.70)
    General - Other: $287,000 ($3.82)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($1.73)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $46,522,000 ($619.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,154,000 ($15.37)

Kalamazoo government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,278,000 ($256.73)
    All Other: $3,721,000 ($49.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,976,000 ($26.31)
    Parking Facilities: $407,000 ($5.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $160,000 ($2.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $33,486,000 ($445.93)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,458,000 ($19.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,622,000 ($48.23)
    All Other: $2,946,000 ($39.23)
    Transit Utilities: $1,612,000 ($21.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $2,546,000 ($33.91)
    All Other: $1,460,000 ($19.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($0.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,752,000 ($249.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,277,000 ($83.59)
    Rents: $2,408,000 ($32.07)
    Sale of Property: $1,771,000 ($23.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,307,000 ($17.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $193,000 ($2.57)
    Special Assessments: $104,000 ($1.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,062,000 ($147.31)
    Transit Utilities: $1,826,000 ($24.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,146,000 ($135.11)
    Highways: $5,870,000 ($78.17)
    Water Utilities: $4,172,000 ($55.56)
    Transit Utilities: $3,957,000 ($52.70)
    All Other: $1,131,000 ($15.06)
  • Tax - Property: $39,078,000 ($520.40)
    Other License: $2,187,000 ($29.12)

Kalamazoo government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $415,086,000 ($5527.70)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $322,820,000 ($4298.99)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $92,266,000 ($1228.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,405,000 ($1084.07)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,975,000 ($1038.39)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,885,000 ($238.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,455,000 ($192.50)

Kalamazoo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $326,944,000 ($4353.91)
    Total Federal Securities: $97,254,000 ($1295.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,482,000 ($765.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $322,820,000 ($4298.99)

6.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($464 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.22%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.67% ($33,900 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.50% ($30,944)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.50% ($41,885)


7.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.67% ($42,190 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.40% ($34,765)
to Kent County, MI  0.39% ($31,836)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kalamazoo:

  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kalamazoo:

  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • W219CA (91.7 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFR (89.5 FM; SCHOOLCRAFT, MI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Kalamazoo:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Kalamazoo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 136 meters (446ft)
Total costs: $303,000
Total average daily traffic: 645,415
Total average daily truck traffic: 93,191

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 9
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kalamazoo, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kalamazoo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 327 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kalamazoo, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 480 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kalamazoo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kalamazoo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 136 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED241$90,598158$96,382631$116,79265$30,5745$794,60066$82,0564$33,995
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$72,8458$164,99865$120,4434$51,2501$3,150,0008$53,7501$7,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$64,45729$68,846240$105,39360$19,6581$305,00026$79,8953$41,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$76,74422$134,635127$113,23310$38,9160$010$72,8760$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$54,7503$109,66731$95,4516$12,9980$02$35,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 21 tracts in Kalamazoo, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$120,24721$109,7621$41,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$164,9967$143,1430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$128,3334$74,3700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$41,0000$01$41,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$23,0002$107,4800$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 381
  • Hazardous Condition: 242
  • Service Call: 73
  • Good Intent Call: 20

Incident types - Kalamazoo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kalamazoo, MI

Most common first names in Kalamazoo, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94674.6 years
William73574.8 years
Mary72579.5 years
Robert69371.3 years
James52870.8 years
Charles46273.8 years
Helen41081.0 years
George38676.1 years
Dorothy35978.1 years
Ruth34680.6 years
Most common last names in Kalamazoo, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39175.8 years
Johnson27274.1 years
Miller22576.5 years
Brown20075.3 years
Williams15472.5 years
Jones12570.4 years
Wilson12075.0 years
Baker11176.7 years
Davis10676.1 years
Taylor10376.1 years
Businesses in Kalamazoo, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Meijer2
AT&T1Menards1
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Applebee's2New Balance3
Arby's6Nike3
AutoZone2Office Depot2
BMW1OfficeMax1
Baymont Inn1Old Country Buffet1
Best Western2Outback1
Blockbuster3Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Panda Express1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread2
Burger King6Papa John's Pizza2
Clarion1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves3Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen4Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Dennys1Quality1
Discount Tire3Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
Econo Lodge1Red Roof Inn2
Ethan Allen1Rite Aid1
FedEx16Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1Sears1
H&R Block4Sprint Nextel4
Haworth1Starbucks4
Hobby Lobby1Steak 'n Shake1
Holiday Inn4Subway13
Jimmy John's4Super 81
Jones New York1T-Mobile4
KFC3T.G.I. Driday's1
Kincaid2Taco Bell7
Knights Inn1Target1
Kohl's1The Room Place1
La-Z-Boy1True Value2
Lane Furniture2U-Haul7
Little Caesars Pizza6UPS38
Long John Silver's1Value City Furniture1
Lowe's1Verizon Wireless3
Marriott3Walgreens6
Marshalls1Walmart2
MasterBrand Cabinets7Wendy's7
McDonald's10YMCA3
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Kalamazoo on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 (49007) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #28 (49009) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Latvian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #29 (49007) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (49009) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (49024) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Macedonian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Stryker Corporation (24)
  • Tim A. Fischell (24)
  • Martin W. Stryker (18)
  • Gregory J. Fountain (14)
  • Patrick Lafleche (12)
  • Martin L. Flatland (12)
  • Gerard R. Colca (12)
  • James F. Ziech (12)
  • Olav M. Underdal (10)
  • Douglas A. Keller (10)

Total of 669 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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