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Kalamazoo County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 258,818 (82% urban, 18% rural); it was 238,603 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 45,682
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18,572
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 61,484
Renter-occupied apartments: 36,356 (it was 31,995 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

28%

Land area: 562 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 461 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kalamazoo County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.1%), Educational, health and social services (23.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kalamazoo County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 126,724  (49.0%)
Females: 132,094  (51.0%)

Kalamazoo County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kalamazoo County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,164 ($42,022 in 1999)

This county:

$52,164
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $519, upper quartile is $778)
This county:

$632
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $148,500 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Kalamazoo:

$148,500
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,600 - $222,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $182,919
Here:

$182,919
State:

$180,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,156
Here:

$195,156
State:

$159,351

In 2-unit structures: $147,361
Here:

$147,361
State:

$99,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,725
Here:

$165,725
State:

$124,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,016
Here:

$84,016
State:

$145,414

Mobile homes: $36,461
Here:

$36,461
State:

$50,337
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,252
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $488

Institutionalized population: 1,816

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 31
  • Robberies: 40
  • Assaults: 133
  • Burglaries: 502
  • Thefts: 1256
  • Auto thefts: 123

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 32
  • Robberies: 25
  • Assaults: 116
  • Burglaries: 573
  • Thefts: 1672
  • Auto thefts: 124
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 554 buildings, average cost: $248,300
  • 2008: 343 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2009: 307 buildings, average cost: $197,200
  • 2010: 279 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2011: 268 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2012: 363 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2013: 437 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2014: 430 buildings, average cost: $264,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,596 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,382 (1.8%)

Kalamazoo County household income distribution in 2009 Kalamazoo County home values distribution Kalamazoo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.1%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 15.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.6% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.1%
Kalamazoo County:

16.1%
Michigan:

15.8%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.1% for American Indian residents, 15.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 30.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 34 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo County is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $813 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kalamazoo, Portage, Westwood, Eastwood, Comstock Northwest, Vicksburg, Galesburg, Parchment, Greater Galesburg, Schoolcraft.

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

2012 air pollution in Kalamazoo County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kalamazoo County: Camp Shawadasee (A), Miracle Camp (B), Circle Y Ranch Bible Camp (C), Almena Ponds State Fish Hatchery (D), Har-Lou Golf Course (E), Timber Ridge Ski Area (F), Camp Na Wa Kwa (G), Sunset Drive-In Theatre (H), Grand Junction (I), Leisure Valley RV Resort and Campground (J), Timber Trails RV Park (K), Oak Shores Campground (L), Covert/South Haven KOA Campground (M), Spring Valley Campground (N), Dutch Sport Park (O), Jeptha Lake Golf Course (P), Roosevelt Hills (Q), Armstrong Corners (R), Porter Town Hall (S), Van Buren State Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kalamazoo County include: Covey Hill Church (A), Emanuel Home (B), German Church (C), Harmony Chapel (D), East Arlington Church (E), Sacred Heart Church (F), New Jerusalem Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fish Cemetery (1), Pecktown Cemetery (2), Chambers Cemetery (3), Chamberlin Cemetery (4), Harwick Cemetery (5), Coburn Cemetery (6), Threemile Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Martin Lake (A), Markley Lake (B), Reynolds Lake (C), Maple Lake (D), Turkey Lake (E), Red Lake (F), Lyle Lake (G), Twin Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pine Creek (A), Hayden Creek (B), Ritter Creek (C), Gates Extension Drain (D), Eastman Creek (E), Three Mile Lake Drain (F), South Branch Black River (G), Haven and Max Lake Drain (H), Hog Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kalamazoo County include: Covert Township Park (1), Antwerp Township Primitive Park (2), Woolfe Park (3), Covert Library Historical Marker (4), Hamilton Grange Hall Historical Marker (5), Van Buren County Poorhouse Historical Marker (6), Van Buren County Historical Marker (7), Liberty Hyde Bailey 1858-1954 Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Branch County , Calhoun County , Eaton County , St. Joseph County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 31,709
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,581 (40% naturalized citizens)

Kalamazoo County:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,482
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,153
  • 1985 to 1989: 849
  • 1980 to 1984: 766
  • 1975 to 1979: 665
  • 1970 to 1974: 437
  • 1970 to 1974: 367
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,862
Note: State values scaled to Kalamazoo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.7%

Kalamazoo County marital status for males Kalamazoo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 63,017
  • One, attached: 2,875
  • Two: 3,247
  • 3 or 4: 4,221
  • 5 to 9: 5,523
  • 10 to 19: 6,984
  • 20 or more: 8,797
  • Mobile homes: 4,565
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Kalamazoo County with a mortgage: 36,492 (3,010 second mortgage, 6,266 home equity loan, 166 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,702

Here:

71.3% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kalamazoo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
Kalamazoo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Kalamazoo County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
This county:

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
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kalamazoo County:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

27.9%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Kalamazoo County:

Average size of farms: 183 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $191,312
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1020.20
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $168,790
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,756
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.30%
Corn for grain: 46469 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4069 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 38208 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,395 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 799 acres

Tornado activity:

Kalamazoo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 2128122.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 38 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kalamazoo County-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 290.4 miles away from Kalamazoo County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 231.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from the county 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 271.2 miles away from the county 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 267.3 miles away from Kalamazoo County 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 293.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: May 16, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-621: May 16, 1980, FEMA Id: 621, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-465: April 26, 1975, FEMA Id: 465, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Michigan Severe Storm, Freezing, Incident Period: April 05, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-330: April 05, 1972, FEMA Id: 330, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kalamazoo County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • Dutch (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)

Kalamazoo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98,095 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 10,630 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,430 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 107 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 42 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 303 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,460 (3%)
  • Other means: 433 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,691 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Kalamazoo County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 7,120 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,340 people in nursing homes
  • 845 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 474 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 445 people in other group homes
  • 231 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 158 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 129 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 99 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 94 people in religious group quarters
  • 80 people in halfway houses
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 43 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions

People in group quarters in Kalamazoo County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 5,551 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 386 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 320 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 292 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 272 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 159 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 79 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 57 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 35 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 18 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,331.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

4.14% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($22,872 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($16,415 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

1.88%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.59% ($41,607 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.49% ($45,195)
from Allegan County, MI  0.42% ($30,121)
from Kent County, MI  0.33% ($30,535)
from St. Joseph County, MI  0.26% ($27,290)
from Berrien County, MI  0.21% ($21,291)
from Oakland County, MI  0.20% ($31,000)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%

3.43% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($18,736 average AGI)
2.81% relocated to other states ($20,202 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

2.81%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.49% ($39,795 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.40% ($36,874)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.36% ($31,221)
to Allegan County, MI  0.35% ($37,130)
to Cook County, IL  0.21% ($36,277)
to Oakland County, MI  0.19% ($32,099)
to St. Joseph County, MI  0.19% ($27,161)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Kalamazoo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Kalamazoo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kalamazoo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kalamazoo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kalamazoo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 35,044 (28,637 aged, 6,407 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,396 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Kalamazoo County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,227)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,973)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,330)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,311)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,153)
  • Unspecified dementia (865)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (864)
  • Congestive heart failure (853)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (700)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (574)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,846
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,624

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 809
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 19.5
  • Other - 15.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.2
  • Poisoning - 28.4
  • Suffocation - 18.3
  • Other - 12.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 241,876
  • In family households: 185,811 (41,291 male householders, 19,009 female householders)
    44,171 spouses, 65,996 children (60,915 natural, 2,043 adopted, 3,038 stepchildren), 3,636 grandchildren, 1,907 brothers or sisters, 1,177 parents, 1,969 other relatives, 5,835 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 56,065 (18,677 male householders (12,861 living alone)), 21,633 female householders (16,873 living alone)), 15,755 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,455 (1,816 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 27,382 2-persons, 13,430 3-persons, 11,406 4-persons, 5,188 5-persons, 1,855 6-persons, 1,039 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 29,734 1-person, 7,483 2-persons, 1,634 3-persons, 1,052 4-persons, 246 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

38,101 married couples with children.
14,938 single-parent households (2,813 men, 12,125 women).

93.3% of residents of Kalamazoo County speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,104,755,000 ($4,589 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $34,320,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $494,372,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $232,901,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,512,000
Federal grants: $260,718,000
Federal procurement contracts: $28,273,000 ($7,164,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $84,979,000 ($15,766,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $286,152,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $139,004,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,761,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 16,482
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,140
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,908
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,058
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kalamazoo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.96 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 392
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,356
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,089
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,117
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,973
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,688
  • 1960 to 1969: 15,216
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,276
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,803
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,595
Note: State values scaled to Kalamazoo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kalamazoo County population
  • 1 room: 46
  • 2 rooms: 289
  • 3 rooms: 1,002
  • 4 rooms: 5,083
  • 5 rooms: 12,616
  • 6 rooms: 14,269
  • 7 rooms: 10,747
  • 8 rooms: 8,315
  • 9+ rooms: 9,117
  • 1 room: 1,271
  • 2 rooms: 3,702
  • 3 rooms: 7,578
  • 4 rooms: 9,030
  • 5 rooms: 5,256
  • 6 rooms: 2,699
  • 7 rooms: 1,374
  • 8 rooms: 656
  • 9+ rooms: 429
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kalamazoo County population
  • no bedroom: 153
  • 1 bedroom: 1,207
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,398
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,441
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,800
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,485
  • no bedroom: 1,596
  • 1 bedroom: 11,619
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,160
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,075
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,063
  • 5+ bedrooms: 482
Cars and other vehicles available in Kalamazoo County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kalamazoo County population
  • no vehicle: 1,658
  • 1 vehicle: 16,239
  • 2 vehicles: 29,935
  • 3 vehicles: 10,093
  • 4 vehicles: 2,641
  • 5+ vehicles: 918
  • no vehicle: 4,832
  • 1 vehicle: 16,287
  • 2 vehicles: 8,094
  • 3 vehicles: 1,748
  • 4 vehicles: 637
  • 5+ vehicles: 397

51% of Kalamazoo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Michigan.

Kalamazoo County:

50.6%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 174,136
  • Northeast: 6,757
  • Midwest: 27,987
  • South: 13,661
  • West: 5,180

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kalamazoo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.5%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (72.6%)
  • Electricity (21.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,205
Here:

11.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,283
Here:

10.3%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,905
Here:

10.4%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kalamazoo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $6,776,000
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $113,592,000
    Regular Highways: $19,316,000
    Police Protection: $18,906,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,618,000
    General - Other: $11,874,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,489,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,980,000
    Air Transportation: $3,062,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,813,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,274,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,044,000
    Financial Administration: $1,881,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,447,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $441,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $118,820,000
    Corporate Bonds: $6,116,000
    Other Investments - Other: $4,163,000
    Benefit Payments: $3,466,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,147,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $634,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $664,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,256,000
    Police Protection: $436,000
    Health - Other: $162,000
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $35,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,395,000

Kalamazoo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $15,046,000
    Air Transportation: $4,483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $11,309,000
    From Parent Local Government: $2,167,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,277,000
    Education: $4,875,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,481,000
    Public Welfare: $3,954,000
    Highways: $1,591,000
    Transit Utilities: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,723,000
    Highways: $1,850,000
    Public Welfare: $772,000
    Health and Hospitals: $131,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,735,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,768,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,715,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $578,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
    Special Assessments: $115,000
    Rents: $60,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $70,712,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,400,000
    Highways: $13,724,000
    All Other: $11,209,000
    Transit Utilities: $162,000
    General Local Government Support: $0
  • Tax - Property: $51,792,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,749,000
    Other License: $642,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $261,000

Kalamazoo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,756,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,014,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,787,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,045,000

Kalamazoo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,820,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $34,471,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,647,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,943
  • Number of aged recipients: 220
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,723
  • Number of recipients under 18: 917
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,471
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 555
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,770
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,309
Kalamazoo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kalamazoo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 60 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 ORIGINATED1,260$119,837909$149,9574,636$151,659276$48,9579$855,778221$138,63361$57,328
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED54$118,35268$141,926413$158,41916$49,3751$3,150,00019$136,68414$31,143
APPLICATIONS DENIED134$99,455108$108,8151,296$149,568191$39,6285$752,00098$125,26534$50,882
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN140$100,264106$144,943962$155,85037$52,2971$1,950,00032$117,03110$64,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$122,18217$84,235191$150,72820$54,3000$08$81,2503$52,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 53 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED206$171,757136$164,1475$118,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED64$182,98452$174,8460$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$181,30035$173,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$147,66712$163,7501$41,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$120,7143$115,6670$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kalamazoo County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,30974.7 years
Robert1,02371.1 years
William1,01974.7 years
Mary1,01579.6 years
James74970.4 years
Charles65374.0 years
Helen58281.0 years
George55276.3 years
Dorothy52178.4 years
Richard47869.1 years
Most common last names in Kalamazoo County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith56975.9 years
Johnson38074.9 years
Miller31676.6 years
Brown26875.6 years
Williams21473.4 years
Jones16071.0 years
Baker15276.6 years
Wilson15275.6 years
Davis14776.6 years
Taylor14575.1 years
Businesses in Kalamazoo County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Knights Inn1
ALDI1Kohl's2
ALDO1Kroger1
AT&T4La-Z-Boy3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture6
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza9
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's3Marriott3
Arby's7Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone3Maurices1
BMW1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's16
Barnes & Noble1Meijer4
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Baymont Inn1Menards2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western2Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster3New Balance4
Budget Car Rental1Nike6
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King8Office Depot2
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax2
Catherines1Old Country Buffet1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Chico's1Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Circle K5Pac Sun1
Clarion1Panda Express1
Cold Stone Creamery2Panera Bread3
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza4
Comfort Inn1Payless3
Cracker Barrel1Penske2
Curves6PetSmart1
DHL1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen5Pizza Hut6
Deb1Plato's Closet1
Decora Cabinetry2Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Dennys1Quality1
Discount Tire3Quiznos2
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack3
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn2
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid2
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Ethan Allen1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes2
FedEx33SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sears3
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford3Sprint Nextel7
Forever 211Starbucks5
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Steak 'n Shake2
GNC2Subaru1
GameStop3Subway24
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile8
H&R Block10T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1Taco Bell8
Hilton2Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target2
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us2
Honda1True Value3
Hot Topic1U-Haul13
Hyundai1UPS61
IHOP1Value City Furniture1
J. Jill1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless4
Jimmy John's7Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York2Walgreens8
Journeys1Walmart3
Justice1Wendy's9
KFC3Wet Seal1
Kincaid4YMCA5

Kalamazoo County on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"