Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 75,807 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 38,107  (50.3%)
Females: 37,700  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

26.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,271 (it was $31,189 in 2000)
Kalamazoo:

$42,271
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,434 (it was $16,897 in 2000)

Kalamazoo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,500 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Kalamazoo:

$100,500
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $153,281; detached houses: $123,513; townhouses or other attached units: $328,680; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,101; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,406; mobile homes: $2,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $776.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kalamazoo: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.2%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.5% for Black residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.6% for American Indian residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kalamazoo, MI (2017)
    • 48,96363.4%White alone
    • 15,72320.4%Black alone
    • 5,5657.2%Hispanic
    • 4,8196.2%Two or more races
    • 2,0902.7%Asian alone
    • 1050.1%American Indian alone
    • 400.05%Other race alone
    • 190.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 720 registered sex offenders living in Kalamazoo, Michigan as of October 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kalamazoo is 107 to 1.


Crime rates in Kalamazoo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(4.1)
5
(6.9)
9
(12.6)
1
(1.4)
2
(2.8)
9
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
9
(12.0)
6
(7.9)
2
(2.6)
7
(9.2)
10
(13.1)
7
(9.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
55
(74.3)
55
(75.8)
81
(113.3)
60
(83.2)
71
(99.1)
81
(112.9)
12
(54.8)
77
(102.9)
111
(146.3)
92
(120.5)
125
(163.6)
130
(170.5)
117
(153.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
178
(240.5)
238
(328.2)
302
(422.6)
221
(306.5)
204
(284.7)
185
(257.7)
16
(73.1)
165
(220.6)
157
(207.0)
172
(225.4)
182
(238.3)
152
(199.3)
159
(209.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
360
(486.4)
439
(605.4)
443
(619.9)
460
(637.9)
425
(593.0)
446
(621.4)
58
(264.8)
406
(542.8)
610
(804.1)
595
(779.6)
611
(799.9)
621
(814.3)
725
(953.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,106
(1,494)
1,327
(1,830)
1,039
(1,454)
1,170
(1,623)
1,430
(1,995)
1,039
(1,448)
183
(835.6)
835
(1,116)
677
(892.5)
650
(851.6)
755
(988.4)
710
(931.0)
842
(1,108)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,116
(4,210)
3,243
(4,472)
3,089
(4,323)
2,806
(3,891)
2,632
(3,673)
2,320
(3,232)
305
(1,393)
2,135
(2,854)
2,035
(2,683)
1,865
(2,443)
2,228
(2,917)
2,132
(2,796)
2,646
(3,481)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
319
(431.0)
396
(546.1)
344
(481.4)
268
(371.7)
264
(368.4)
175
(243.8)
28
(127.8)
150
(200.5)
189
(249.2)
171
(224.0)
238
(311.6)
332
(435.3)
337
(443.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
35
(47.3)
44
(60.7)
53
(74.2)
44
(61.0)
30
(41.9)
36
(50.2)
5
(22.8)
33
(44.1)
24
(31.6)
29
(38.0)
25
(32.7)
46
(60.3)
23
(30.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)544.4644.6679.8587.8604.9567.1243.1489.5545.5500.5591.5597.1647.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 251 (231 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (7.7%), American (7.2%), Dutch (5.1%), Irish (4.5%), English (4.0%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 24.7 square miles.

Population density: 3,071 people per square mile   (average).

Kalamazoo, Michigan map

4,097 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

5.3%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,425 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,882 (2.5%)

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 )

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: +19,199 (+25.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,352 (48.8%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Kalamazoo, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kalamazoo, MI in 2017
Kalamazoo satellite photo by USGS

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Kalamazoo tourist attractions:

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
  • 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
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $286,900
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $297,800
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $337,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Kalamazoo, MI residents
Average permit cost in Kalamazoo, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

4.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Kalamazoo, MI
Historical housing units in Kalamazoo, MI
Most common industries in Kalamazoo, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Kalamazoo, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.0%)

Average climate in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Kalamazoo, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kalamazoo-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 43% 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 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 291.2 miles away from Kalamazoo center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 232.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 268.0 miles away from Kalamazoo center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 294.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
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, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kalamazoo topographic map

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

Hospitals in Kalamazoo:

  • BORGESS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1521 GULL ROAD)
  • BRONSON METHODIST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 601 JOHN STREET 42)
  • HOSPICE OF GREATER KALAMAZOO INC (222 NORTH KALAMAZOO MALL, SUITE 100)
  • KALAMAZOO REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (1312 OAKLAND DR)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-KALAMAZOO ("601 JOHN STREET, BOX 76")
  • SEMPERCARE HOSPITAL AT BRONSON (601 JOHN STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE, INC (4341 SOUTH WESTNEDGE AVENUE, # 2100)

Nursing Homes in Kalamazoo:

  • ALAMO NURS HME (8290 WEST C AVE)
  • ALAMO NURSING HOME INC (8290 W C AVE)
  • BRONSON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (1451 BRONSON WAY)
  • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE (1400 N DRAKE RD)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-KALAMAZOO (3625 W MICHIGAN AVE)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR (1430 ALAMO AVE)
  • METRON OF KALAMAZOO (1430 ALAMO AVE)
  • RIDGEVIEW MANOR (3625 W MICHIGAN ST)
  • TENDERCARE KALAMAZOO (1701 S 11TH ST)
  • TENDERCARE OF WESTWOOD (2575 N DRAKE RD)

Dialysis Facilities in Kalamazoo:

  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO CENTRAL (535 S BURDICK #110)
  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO WEST (1040 N 10TH S, STE 100)
  • FMC - GULL ROAD (5010 GULL RD)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO (521 E MICHIGAN AVE)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO EAST (2901 E KILGORE RD)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO PD UNIT (527 E MICHIGAN AVE)
  • FMC - OSHTEMO (6739 SEECO DR)

Home Health Centers in Kalamazoo:

  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (3408 MILLER RD)
  • BORGESS VISITING NURSES (348 NORTH BURDICK ST)
  • BRONSON HOME HEALTH CARE (820 JOHN STREET)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (5401 PORTAGE ROAD)
  • HOSPICE OF GREATER KALAMAZOO (301 W CEDAR ST)
  • PARAGON HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (5106 LOVERS LANE)
  • UNS HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (2925 PORTAGE ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Kalamazoo:

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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.

Colleges/Universities in Kalamazoo:

  • Western Michigan University (Full-time enrollment: 20,840; Location: 1903 West Michigan Avenue; Public; Website: www.wmich.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 7,369; Location: 6767 West O Ave; Public; Website: www.kvcc.edu)
  • Kalamazoo College (Full-time enrollment: 1,446; Location: 1200 Academy St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kzoo.edu)
  • Everest Institute-Kalamazoo (Full-time enrollment: 608; Location: 5177 W Main; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/kalamazoo)
  • West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty (Full-time enrollment: 144; Location: 3200 South Westnedge Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: westmichigancollegeofbarberingandbeauty.com)
  • Career Quest Learning Center-Kalamazoo (Full-time enrollment: 120; Location: 5115 Portage Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.cqlc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kalamazoo:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 22 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 40 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 44 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Hope College (about 45 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Calvin College (about 46 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Andrews University (about 46 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 48 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Biggest public high schools in Kalamazoo:

Private high schools in Kalamazoo:

  • KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 949, Location: 3800 S 12TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • MSGR JOHN R HACKETT CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 318, Location: 1000 W KILGORE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 286, Location: 6312 QUAIL RUN DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 63, Location: 100 PRATT RD, Grades: KG-9)
  • KALAMAZOO SDA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 58, Location: 1601 NICHOLS RD, Grades: KG-9)
  • REFORMED HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43, Location: 700 FLETCHER AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:

  • ST MONICA SCHOOL (Students: 379, Location: 530 W KILGORE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • THE GAGIE SCHOOL (Students: 321, Location: 615 FAIRVIEW AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 308, Location: 600 W MICHIGAN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • KAZOO SCHOOL (Students: 115, Location: 1401 CHERRY ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Kalamazoo

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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Kalamazoo: STRYKER CORP (A). Display/hide its location 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

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.

Kalamazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS COLD BROOK BOAT RAMP (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROTA-KIWAN BOY SCOUT DINING HALL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROTA-KIWAN OAKS (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
THORNAPPLE CREEK GOLF CLUB (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-23-2009), St Public Notif issued (NOV-23-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS PRAIRIE VIEW BEACH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LITTLE CAESARS (Address: Suite 201 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2006), St Public Notif issued (MAY-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2006)
ROBIN'S NEST (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROTA-KIWAN CUB SCOUT ADMINISTRATION (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (9 times from DEC-16-2011 to FEB-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-20-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS COLD BROOK WOODS PICNI (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS COLD BROOK WELL 5 (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS COLD BROOK MODERN CAMP (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS COLD BROOK BEACH (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN LAKES REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS SCOTTS MILL (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAMPLIGHTER INN (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO COUNTY PARKS PRAIRIE VIEW 4A (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER DELANO FARM (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Kalamazoo:

Marital status in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Never married: 55.5%
  • Now married: 29.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Kalamazoo:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kalamazoo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Kalamazoo:

(Kalamazoo, Michigan Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Kalamazoo, MI (based on Kalamazoo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Kalamazoo 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.
Michigan:

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

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Kalamazoo 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%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

27.9%
Michigan:

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

14.5%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kalamazoo:

47.4%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kalamazoo:

44.8%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kalamazoo:

20.7%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.5%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Kalamazoo:

56.0%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Kalamazoo:

80.8%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kalamazoo, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 159$1,074,035$81,0590$0
Transit 87$330,752$45,62154$45,605
Police - Other 67$363,944$65,18471$31,560
Sewerage 53$235,432$53,3050$0
Water Supply 47$194,098$49,5570$0
Financial Administration 40$180,188$54,0560$0
Firefighters 28$219,582$94,1070$0
Other and Unallocable 25$103,724$49,78817$9,550
Solid Waste Management 25$108,498$52,0790$0
Streets and Highways 17$77,270$54,5440$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 17$82,755$58,4154$8,286
Other Government Administration 14$82,573$70,7774$3,155
Parks and Recreation 10$40,712$48,85471$12,316
Electric Power 9$45,078$60,1040$0
Natural Resources 7$31,965$54,7970$0
Judicial and Legal 6$35,455$70,9104$5,336
Fire - Other 1$6,652$79,8240$0
Totals for Government 612$3,212,713$62,994225$115,808

Kalamazoo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,724,000 ($62.32)
    General - Other: $2,544,000 ($33.56)
    Sewerage: $2,259,000 ($29.80)
    Water Utilities: $1,354,000 ($17.86)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $47,983,000 ($632.96)
    Police Protection: $27,730,000 ($365.80)
    Sewerage: $16,262,000 ($214.52)
    Transit Utilities: $14,842,000 ($195.79)
    Regular Highways: $12,091,000 ($159.50)
    Water Utilities: $11,791,000 ($155.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,777,000 ($49.82)
    Central Staff Services: $3,591,000 ($47.37)
    Financial Administration: $2,960,000 ($39.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,601,000 ($34.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,809,000 ($23.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,099,000 ($14.50)
    General Public Buildings: $778,000 ($10.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $662,000 ($8.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $562,000 ($7.41)
    Natural Resources - Other: $368,000 ($4.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $316,728,000 ($4178.08)
    Corporate Bonds: $103,471,000 ($1364.93)
    Benefit Payments: $43,518,000 ($574.06)
    Other Investments - Other: $28,498,000 ($375.93)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,224,000 ($16.15)
    Withdrawals: $960,000 ($12.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,657,000 ($259.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,398,000 ($466.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $972,000 ($12.82)

Kalamazoo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,831,000 ($261.60)
    Other: $10,049,000 ($132.56)
    Parking Facilities: $3,360,000 ($44.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,005,000 ($26.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $177,000 ($2.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $4,393,000 ($57.95)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,137,000 ($15.00)
    From Other Governments: $194,000 ($2.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $4,149,000 ($54.73)
    Other: $4,017,000 ($52.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,997,000 ($26.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $4,149,000 ($54.73)
    Other: $1,074,000 ($14.17)
    Highways: $53,000 ($0.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,321,000 ($215.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,884,000 ($38.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,667,000 ($21.99)
    Special Assessments: $349,000 ($4.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $344,000 ($4.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,402,000 ($189.98)
    Transit Utilities: $2,729,000 ($36.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,564,000 ($112.97)
    Highways: $6,719,000 ($88.63)
    Transit Utilities: $6,594,000 ($86.98)
    Other: $1,341,000 ($17.69)
  • Tax - Property: $39,013,000 ($514.64)
    Other License: $2,401,000 ($31.67)

Kalamazoo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,315,000 ($4673.91)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $349,445,000 ($4609.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,356,000 ($2260.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,225,000 ($1519.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,681,000 ($1064.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,550,000 ($323.85)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,870,000 ($64.24)

Kalamazoo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,602,000 ($47.52)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $85,350,000 ($1125.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,802,000 ($815.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $349,445,000 ($4609.67)

5.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($491 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.65% ($47,005 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.48% ($41,742)
from Allegan County, MI  0.43% ($42,197)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.62% ($63,000 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.47% ($48,242)
to Allegan County, MI  0.39% ($42,765)
Businesses in Kalamazoo, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets7
ALDI1Mazda1
AT&T1McDonald's10
Ace Hardware1Meijer2
Advance Auto Parts2Menards1
Applebee's2Motel 61
Arby's6New Balance3
Audi1Nike3
AutoZone2Nissan1
BMW1Office Depot2
Baymont Inn1OfficeMax1
Best Western2Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster3Outback1
Budget Car Rental1Outback Steakhouse1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express1
Burger King6Panera Bread2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza2
Circle K2Payless1
Clarion1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Curves3Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Dairy Queen4Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Discount Tire3RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza1Red Roof Inn2
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
Ethan Allen1Rue211
FedEx16Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel4
GameStop1Starbucks4
H&R Block4Steak 'n Shake1
Haworth1Subaru1
Hilton2Subway13
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn4T-Mobile4
Honda1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hyundai1Taco Bell7
Jimmy John's4Target1
Jones New York1The Room Place1
Justice1Toyota1
KFC3True Value2
Kincaid2U-Haul7
Knights Inn1UPS38
Kohl's1Value City Furniture1
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless3
Lane Furniture2Volkswagen1
Little Caesars Pizza6Walgreens6
Long John Silver's1Walmart2
Lowe's1Wendy's7
Marriott3YMCA3
Marshalls1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Kalamazoo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • $783,000Total costs
  • 1,026,861Total average daily traffic
  • 128,541Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Kalamazoo, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2018
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: 403 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kalamazoo, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 121 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 76 (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: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 587 (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: 127 (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 in Kalamazoo, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kalamazoo, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 499. The highest number of reported fires - 693 took place in 2012, and the least - 294 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kalamazoo, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.8%), and Outside Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kalamazoo, MI
    • 4,48352.8%Structure Fires
    • 2,20426.0%Outside Fires
    • 1,59718.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2052.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kalamazoo, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kalamazoo, Michigan:

  • Radisson Plaza Hotal, 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 , Phone: (269) 343-3333, Fax: (269) 381-1560
  • Horizon Inn & Suites, 3522 Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 , Phone: (269) 381-7070, Fax: (269) 381-4341
  • Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo, 3600 E Cork St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 , Phone: (269) 385-3922, Fax: (269) 385-2747
  • Kalamazoo Americinn, 1550 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 , Phone: (269) 344-7774
  • Super 8 Motel, 618 Maple HL Dr, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009 , Phone: (269) 345-0146, Fax: (269) 345-0146
  • Fairfield Inn West By Marriott, 6420 Cracker Barrel Blvd, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009 , Phone: (269) 353-6400, Fax: (269) 353-0680
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Kalamazoo, 5059 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009 , Phone: (269) 372-1010, Fax: (269) 372-1475
  • Comfort Inn At Wmu / Downtown, 739 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 , Phone: (269) 384-2800, Fax: (269) 384-2802
  • 14 other hotels and motels
All 22 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kalamazoo, Michigan
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kalamazoo, MI
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kalamazoo, MI
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 30.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy


Kalamazoo compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Kalamazoo on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest minimum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 (49002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 264 pilots and 160 other airmen in this city.
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