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Population in 2012: 49,694 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 

Males: 24,234  (48.8%)
Females: 25,460  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  34.3 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49508.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,976 (it was $45,812 in 2000)
Kentwood:

$47,976
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,865

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,440 (it was $114,000 in 2000)
Kentwood:

$122,440
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $138,397; Detached houses: $151,232; Townhouses or other attached units: $109,181; In 2-unit structures: $173,571; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,255; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,109; Mobile homes: $48,841

Median gross rent in 2012: $751.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 49508, 49512, 49588.

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  • White alone - 31,647 (64.7%)
  • Black alone - 6,810 (13.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,642 (9.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3,393 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2,067 (4.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 201 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 117 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kentwood: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.8%), Dutch (13.4%), Irish (8.3%), English (6.5%), Polish (4.0%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,362 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kentwood:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kentwood city:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

6,850 residents are foreign born (4.6% Asia, 4.1% Europe).

This city:  14.0%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Kentwood, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Kentwood to the number of sex offenders is 3,550 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,631 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,343 (2.0%)

Kentwood satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 85.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,376 (+23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,433 (22.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 616

Kentwood household income distribution Kentwood home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Kentwood by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 001020100010
per 100,000 0.00.02.20.04.30.02.20.00.00.02.10.0
Rapes 27262218243633242871824
per 100,000 62.557.248.138.751.577.371.251.358.914.737.949.3
Robberies 283029202840273568524753
per 100,000 64.865.963.443.160.085.958.274.9142.9109.199.1108.9
Assaults 706869998190103146184126142102
per 100,000 162.0149.5150.8213.1173.7193.2222.1312.3386.8264.5299.3209.6
Burglaries 247345367284328368366371335369336289
per 100,000 571.5758.4801.9611.4703.3790.1789.2793.6704.2774.5708.2593.8
Thefts 1,1971,2571,1051,2071,1011,3031,5261,2971,3081,1441,1351,026
per 100,000 2769.72763.12414.52598.32360.72797.63290.62774.52749.52401.02392.42108.1
Auto thefts 636578547388987073938856
per 100,000 145.8142.9170.4116.2156.5188.9211.3149.7153.4195.2185.5115.1
Arson 8719119810179104
per 100,000 18.515.441.523.719.317.221.62.114.718.921.18.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 265.2271.4259.3243.4259.6309.7328.1305.6340.1264.2285.3250.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 80 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Michigan average:

1.74

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,274 (+19.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Kentwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 66% 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 above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Main business address for: AUTOCAM CORP/MI (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES).


Hospitals/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)

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Heliports located in Kentwood:

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.

Local government website: www.gvmc.org/mich/cities/kentwood

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kentwood:

  • Calvin College (about 4 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 5 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 7 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 16 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Hope College (about 27 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 39 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 39 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)

Public high schools in Kentwood:

Private high school in Kentwood:

  • WEST MICHIGAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 1934 52ND ST SE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Kentwood:

See full list of schools located in Kentwood, School District: KENTWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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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

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.41
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

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

RUSSO'S MAIN ST SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
OUTLET CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for American Indian residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kentwood, MI

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

Kentwood compared to Michigan state average:

Kentwood, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kentwood travel time to work - commute


Kentwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kentwood city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
Kent County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

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

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$58,508$50,1504$6,364
Other Government Administration 10$46,843$56,2127$10,465
Judicial and Legal 10$30,733$36,8800$0
Police Protection - Officers 63$352,824$67,2050$0
Police - Other 14$44,808$38,4079$6,776
Firefighters 38$190,400$60,1260$0
Fire - Other 2$5,775$34,6502$1,349
Correction 5$19,010$45,6240$0
Streets and Highways 10$40,621$48,7450$0
Parks and Recreation 8$30,237$45,35631$10,562
Water Supply 5$15,534$37,2820$0
Other and Unallocable 14$52,422$44,9333$5,941
Totals for Government 193$887,715$55,19556$41,457

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,554,000 ($51.39)
    General - Other: $332,000 ($6.68)
    Police Protection: $248,000 ($4.99)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($0.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($0.38)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,742,000 ($175.92)
    Regular Highways: $5,258,000 ($105.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,804,000 ($96.67)
    Central Staff Services: $2,526,000 ($50.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,295,000 ($26.06)
    Financial Administration: $1,064,000 ($21.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,033,000 ($20.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $551,000 ($11.09)
    General - Other: $536,000 ($10.79)
    Sewerage: $297,000 ($5.98)
    Water Utilities: $295,000 ($5.94)
    Libraries: $101,000 ($2.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($1.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $838,000 ($16.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $2,073,000 ($41.72)
    General - Other: $1,466,000 ($29.50)
    Regular Highways: $1,279,000 ($25.74)
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000 ($2.72)
    Police Protection: $119,000 ($2.39)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $308,000 ($6.20)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($0.28)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $2,144,000 ($43.14)
    General - Other: $631,000 ($12.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($3.70)
    Sewerage: $174,000 ($3.50)
    Regular Highways: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,251,000 ($266.65)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,063,000 ($61.64)
    Sewerage: $2,549,000 ($51.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $268,000 ($5.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $107,000 ($2.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($0.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,156,000 ($23.26)
    Interest Earnings: $1,063,000 ($21.39)
    Special Assessments: $378,000 ($7.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $240,000 ($4.83)
    Sale of Property: $91,000 ($1.83)
    Rents: $42,000 ($0.85)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,398,000 ($48.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,467,000 ($69.77)
    Highways: $2,723,000 ($54.80)
    All Other: $536,000 ($10.79)
  • Tax - Property: $15,441,000 ($310.72)
    Other License: $686,000 ($13.80)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $564,000 ($11.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,140,000 ($445.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,965,000 ($421.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,175,000 ($23.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,224,000 ($1010.67)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

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 (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 51 meters (167ft)
Total costs: $130,000
Total average daily traffic: 273,724
Total average daily truck traffic: 11,079

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kentwood, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kentwood)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kentwood, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (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: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kentwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 146
  • Service Call: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Kentwood


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kentwood, MI
Businesses in Kentwood, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Macy's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone2McDonald's2
Bakers1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1Nike3
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
Browse common businesses in Kentwood, MI

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Frank Welch (11)
  • Thomas A. Niezgoda (7)
  • Benjamin Jon Vander Ploeg (5)
  • Paul L. Bourget (4)
  • Meredith Marie Steenwyk (4)
  • James G. Blodgett (4)
  • Kaitlyn J. Turner (3)
  • Keith D. Foote (3)
  • Jeffrey N. Williams (3)
  • Timothy D. Derengowski (3)

Total of 123 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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