Kentwood, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 51,747 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 
Males: 24,936  (48.2%)
Females: 26,811  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49508.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,902 (it was $45,812 in 2000)
Kentwood:

$60,902
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,700 (it was $22,463 in 2000)

Kentwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,640 (it was $114,000 in 2000)
Kentwood:

$177,640
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,533; detached houses: $170,687; townhouses or other attached units: $157,921; in 2-unit structures: $131,930; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,528; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,875; mobile homes: $57,250

Median gross rent in 2017: $910.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kentwood: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.4% for American Indian residents, 36.6% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kentwood, MI (2017)
    • 30,84559.0%White alone
    • 9,41218.0%Black alone
    • 5,32710.2%Hispanic
    • 4,8309.2%Asian alone
    • 1,9203.7%Two or more races
    • 1470.3%American Indian alone
    • 1700.3%Other race alone
    • 240.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 120 registered sex offenders living in Kentwood, Michigan as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kentwood is 432 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Kentwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
36
(77.3)
33
(71.2)
24
(51.3)
28
(58.9)
7
(14.7)
18
(37.9)
24
(49.3)
34
(68.0)
23
(45.4)
23
(44.8)
27
(52.0)
29
(55.6)
28
(53.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
40
(85.9)
27
(58.2)
35
(74.9)
68
(142.9)
52
(109.1)
47
(99.1)
53
(108.9)
23
(46.0)
36
(71.1)
40
(78.0)
33
(63.6)
24
(46.0)
37
(70.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
90
(193.2)
103
(222.1)
146
(312.3)
184
(386.8)
126
(264.5)
142
(299.3)
102
(209.6)
82
(163.9)
121
(239.1)
126
(245.7)
106
(204.3)
117
(224.2)
128
(245.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
368
(790.1)
366
(789.2)
371
(793.6)
335
(704.2)
369
(774.5)
336
(708.2)
289
(593.8)
238
(475.8)
236
(466.2)
230
(448.5)
207
(398.9)
175
(335.3)
183
(350.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,303
(2,798)
1,526
(3,291)
1,297
(2,774)
1,308
(2,749)
1,144
(2,401)
1,135
(2,392)
1,026
(2,108)
932
(1,863)
1,175
(2,321)
1,080
(2,106)
1,175
(2,264)
955
(1,830)
850
(1,629)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
88
(188.9)
98
(211.3)
70
(149.7)
73
(153.4)
93
(195.2)
88
(185.5)
56
(115.1)
43
(86.0)
58
(114.6)
56
(109.2)
87
(167.6)
76
(145.6)
67
(128.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(17.2)
10
(21.6)
1
(2.1)
7
(14.7)
9
(18.9)
10
(21.1)
4
(8.2)
6
(12.0)
4
(7.9)
8
(15.6)
4
(7.7)
4
(7.7)
3
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)308.6326.9304.5338.9263.3284.3249.1223.7244.1232.8237.3215.2213.2

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City-data.com crime index in Kentwood, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 79 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (12.9%), German (6.6%), Yugoslavian (6.1%), American (4.8%), Irish (2.6%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,459 people per square mile   (low).

Kentwood, Michigan map

9,607 residents are foreign born (4.7% Europe, 4.3% Asia, 4.0% Latin America).

This city:

18.4%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,612 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,561 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wyoming, MI (4.7 miles , pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (119.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (128.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cutlerville, MI (2.1 miles ),
East Grand Rapids, MI (2.1 miles ),
Wyoming, MI (2.2 miles ),
Grand Rapids, MI (2.4 miles ),
Forest Hills, MI (2.7 miles ),
Grandville, MI (2.8 miles ),
Byron Center, MI (2.8 miles ),
Caledonia, MI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 85.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,440 (+25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,326 (22.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 616

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 162 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1998: 233 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 1999: 211 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2000: 246 buildings, average cost: $70,700
  • 2001: 234 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2002: 237 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2003: 222 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 171 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2005: 137 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2006: 128 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2007: 97 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2008: 60 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2011: 51 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2014: 153 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2015: 88 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2017: 96 buildings, average cost: $176,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Kentwood, MI residents
Average permit cost in Kentwood, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Michigan:

4.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Kentwood, MI
Historical housing units in Kentwood, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +7,274 (+19.2%).
Most common industries in Kentwood, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Kentwood, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.3%)

Average climate in Kentwood, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kentwood, Michigan average temperatures Kentwood, Michigan average precipitation Kentwood, Michigan humidity Kentwood, Michigan wind speed Kentwood, Michigan snowfall Kentwood, Michigan sunshine Kentwood, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Kentwood, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Kentwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Kentwood city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kentwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.4 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 283.9 miles away from Kentwood center
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) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from Kentwood center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from Kentwood 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 305.1 miles away from Kentwood 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 335.2 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 Kent County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kentwood topographic map

Main business address for: AUTOCAM CORP/MI (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES).

Hospitals and medical centers near Kentwood:

  • SPECTRUM HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HOLLAND HOME - BRETON REHABILITATION LIVING CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-GRAND RAPIDS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HOLLAND HOME - RAYBROOK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HOMECARE OF HOLLAND HOME (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • FAITH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-CRESTVIEW (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WYOMING, MI)

Amtrak stations near Kentwood:

  • 7 miles: GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

College/University in Kentwood:

  • Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood (Full-time enrollment: 357; Location: 4528 Breton Road, SE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rosseducation.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kentwood:

  • Calvin College (about 4 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,117)
  • Davenport University (about 5 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 7 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Cornerstone University (about 7 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 16 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 26 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 39 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)

Private elementary/middle school in Kentwood:

  • ST MARK LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 1934 52ND ST SE, Grades: PK-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kentwood: Meadowlane Golf Course (A), Christian Reformed Recreation Center and Fellowship Greens Golf Course (B), Kentwood Fire Department Station 3 (C), Kentwood Fire Department Station 2 (D), Torngren Library (E), Kentwood Library (F), Kentwood Fire Department Station 1 (G), Kentwood Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bretwood Mall (1), Breton Meadows Shopping Center (2), Kentwood Towne Center Mall (3), Southridge Center Mall (4), Woodland Shopping Center (5), Kentwood Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Kentwood: AUTOCAM CORP/MI (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kentwood include: Church of the Holy Cross (A), Grace Apostolic Assembly (B), Madison Avenue Missionary Church (C), Garden Park Church of God (D), Home Acres Reformed Church (E), Meadow Springs Community Church (F), Faith Baptist Church (G), Word of Faith Christian Center (H), Centerpointe Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Whisky Creek (A), Little Plaster Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kentwood include: Breton Valley Park (1), Stanaback Park (2), Meadowbrook Park (3), Lamberts Park (4), Muuse Park (5), Bailey's Grove Park (6), Paris County Park (7), Old Farm Park (8), Pinewood Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

OUTLET POINTE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2010), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WHISPERING PINES CONDO ASSOCIATION (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • RUSSO'S MAIN ST SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kentwood in 2010:

  • 132 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 127 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Kentwood in 2000:

  • 125 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 63 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 38 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Kentwood (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: 6210 Kalamazoo Branch, Breton Terrace Branch, Patterson / 44th Banking Center Bran. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Kentwood Branch at 2380 44th Street, S.E., branch established on 1888/01/01; Marketplace Crossings Branch at 6616 Crossings Drive Se, branch established on 2009/03/02. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Grand Rapids Mi Lpo Branch at 4660 Kalamazoo Ave. Se, branch established on 2002/07/01. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Clocktower Branch at 6261 Kalamazoo Avenue, S.E., branch established on 1967/02/15. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Mercantile Bank of Michigan: Kentwood Branch at 4860 Broadmoor Avenue S.E., branch established on 2002/12/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,428.1 mil, Deposits: $1,112.6 mil, headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mercantile Bank Corporation
  • Comerica Bank: 52nd Street - Kalamazoo Branch at 5135 Kalamazoo Southeast, branch established on 1980/03/12. 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

For population 15 years and over in Kentwood:

Marital status in Kentwood, MI
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Kentwood:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Michigan average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kentwood, MI (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant141,345354
Catholic114,43737
Mainline Protestant47,892117
Other15,67441
Black Protestant8,45411
Orthodox1,7306
None273,090-
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: 118
Kent County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
Kent County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
State:

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

15.7%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kentwood:

50.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kentwood:

20.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kentwood:

32.3%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Kentwood:

80.3%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kentwood, 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 1$6,599$79,1880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$6,599$79,1880$0

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,146,000 ($196.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,759,000 ($111.29)
    Regular Highways: $5,029,000 ($97.18)
    Sewerage: $3,028,000 ($58.52)
    General - Other: $2,698,000 ($52.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,924,000 ($37.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,714,000 ($33.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,643,000 ($31.75)
    Financial Administration: $1,137,000 ($21.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $457,000 ($8.83)
    Libraries: $238,000 ($4.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($3.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $406,000 ($7.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,009,000 ($38.82)
    Other - Sewerage: $1,719,000 ($33.22)
    Other - Police Protection: $368,000 ($7.11)
    Other - Regular Highways: $246,000 ($4.75)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $109,000 ($2.11)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,000 ($0.27)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $371,000 ($7.17)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($0.72)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,674,000 ($283.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($2.30)

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

  • Charges - Other: $7,317,000 ($141.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,384,000 ($26.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,325,000 ($25.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,281,000 ($24.76)
    Rents: $993,000 ($19.19)
    Special Assessments: $490,000 ($9.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $263,000 ($5.08)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($1.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($0.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,687,000 ($90.58)
    General Local Government Support: $3,816,000 ($73.74)
    Other: $254,000 ($4.91)
  • Tax - Property: $19,777,000 ($382.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $995,000 ($19.23)
    Other License: $963,000 ($18.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,332,000 ($392.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,954,000 ($346.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000 ($46.19)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000 ($0.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,102,000 ($1084.16)

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.93% ($48,138 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.22% ($49,535)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.21% ($41,105)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($59,021 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.27% ($55,112)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($43,991)
Businesses in Kentwood, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Macy's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's3McDonald's2
AutoZone2Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King4OfficeMax1
Buybuy BABY1On The Border1
Cache1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Curves1Panera Bread1
DHL1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Penske1
Dennys1PetSmart1
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Red Lobster1
Extended Stay America1Red Robin1
FedEx2Rite Aid2
GameStop1Ruby Tuesday1
H&R Block4Sam's Club1
Hobby Lobby1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Steak 'n Shake2
Jimmy John's2T-Mobile1
Jones New York1T.G.I. Driday's1
KFC2U-Haul1
Kohl's1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Value City Furniture1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Wendy's3

Strongest AM radio stations in Kentwood:

  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WFUR (1570 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGR (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WYOMING, MI; Owner: WYGR BROADCASTING)
  • WMFN (640 AM; 1 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kentwood:

  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W214AY (90.7 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kentwood:

  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Kentwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 51Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 91.9mTotal length
  • $130,000Total costs
  • 937,424Total average daily traffic
  • 51,508Total average daily truck traffic
  • 697,774Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kentwood, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 61960-1969
  • 81980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 202000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kentwood, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kentwood)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kentwood, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kentwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kentwood)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 3 partial 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 ORIGINATED315$109,083185$93,126777$121,45427$36,2972$542,50055$94,0605$21,078
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$83,12312$59,21583$138,5675$14,7640$06$110,6254$34,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$90,63227$92,216267$127,78529$28,4260$013$78,4493$25,390
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$98,84930$101,338260$131,1902$74,0000$011$85,9051$27,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$112,5584$106,99546$126,5865$99,6940$01$109,0300$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Kentwood, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED49$110,10237$132,4641$111,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$109,6529$144,1891$84,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$106,9154$127,3900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$118,9105$162,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$48,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kentwood, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kentwood, MI - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 116. The highest number of fire incidents - 145 took place in 2002, and the least - 92 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Kentwood, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.2%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kentwood, MI
    • 98950.2%Structure Fires
    • 55428.1%Outside Fires
    • 39720.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 321.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kentwood, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kentwood, MI
  • 92.2%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kentwood, MI
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Kentwood compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Kentwood on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest minimum monthly sunshine amount (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the coldest winters (population 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #20 (49508) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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