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Population (year 2000): 77,145. Estimated population in July 2005: 72,700 (-5.8% change)
Males: 37,198 (48.2%), Females: 39,947 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 26.1 years
Median household income: $31,189 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Kalamazoo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.5%)
  • Black (20.6%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (17.3%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.8%), Dutch (7.7%), Polish (4.9%), United States (4.0%).

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Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 24.7 square miles

Kalamazoo,

For population 25 years and over in Kalamazoo

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kalamazoo city

  • Never married: 46.2%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

5.2% Foreign born (2.2% Asia, 1.4% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (88.8 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (147.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (3.0 miles Eastwood, MI (3.3 miles Westwood, MI (3.4 miles Parchment, MI Portage, (4.8 miles Northwest, MI (5.4 miles Comstock Galesburg, MI (10.6 miles Greater MI Richland, (11.1 miles MI (11.3 miles Galesburg,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $161,900

Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 85.58 W

Area code: 269


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.8%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,518 (+26.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,728 (54.6%)


 

Crime in Kalamazoo by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004
Murders 6 9 4 6 1
    per 100,000 7.8 11.7 5.2 7.8 1.3
Rapes 79 94 102 40 45
    per 100,000 102.4 121.8 132.2 51.9 58.3
Robberies 176 189 200 158 146
    per 100,000 228.1 245.0 259.3 204.8 189.3
Assaults 478 521 601 648 319
    per 100,000 619.6 675.4 779.1 840.0 413.5
Burglaries 1,019 1,195 1,366 1,171 813
    per 100,000 1320.9 1549.0 1770.7 1517.9 1053.9
Thefts 3,240 3,489 3,539 3,696 2,987
    per 100,000 4199.9 4522.7 4587.5 4791.0 3871.9
Auto thefts 518 485 483 596 311
    per 100,000 671.5 628.7 626.1 772.6 403.1
555.3 608.6 649.2 617.7 425.0


Average climate in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo:

Kalamazoo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Kalamazoo city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 79 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Adam Hall - NHL player (Nashville Predators, born: Aug 14, 1980), Edna Ferber - (1885-1968), author, Jason Babin - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: May 24, 1980), Scott Olsen - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: Jan 12, 1984), T.J. Duckett - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Feb 17, 1981), Jonathon Prandi - (born 1972), male model and actor, Alex Koroknay-Palicz - (born 1981), activist, Andy Fretz - College football player (Eastern Michigan Eagles), Nate Loehrke - College basketball player (William & Mary Tribe), Sherrod Harrell - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines).


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


Hospitals/medical centers in Kalamazoo:
  • BORGESS-PIPP HEALTH CENTER (1521 GULL ROAD)
  • BRONSON METHODIST HOSPITAL (601 JOHN STREET)
  • KALAMOZOO REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSP (1312 OAKLAND DR)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kalamazoo:
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 4 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 24 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 41 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kalamazoo:
  • TRIPLE H (about 6 miles; PARCHMENT, MI; ID: 2H4)
  • NEWMAN'S (about 12 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: 4N0)
  • PLAINWELL MUNICIPAL (about 14 miles; PLAINWELL, MI; ID: 61D)

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

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 83 $119,359 $17,256 0 $0
Sewerage 120 $349,442 $34,944 4 $9,345
Water Supply 127 $362,148 $34,218 0 $0
Transit 115 $214,333 $22,365 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 28 $60,734 $26,028 0 $0
Streets and Highways 48 $101,561 $25,390 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 32 $122,416 $45,906 2 $3,353
Solid Waste Management 4 $15,717 $47,151 0 $0
Financial Administration 42 $145,407 $41,544 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $43,490 $65,235 0 $0
Police - Other 93 $231,243 $29,837 11 $15,466
Police Protection - Officers 250 $1,245,570 $59,787 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 10 $51,841 $62,209 0 $0
Other Government Administration 41 $105,335 $30,829 0 $0
Totals for Government 1001 $3,168,597 $37,985 17 $28,164


Colleges/Universities in Kalamazoo:
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 23,132; Location: 1903 West Michigan Avenue; Public; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 5,017; Location: 6767 WEST O AVE; Public)
  • KALAMAZOO COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,322; Location: 1200 ACADEMY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kzoo.edu)
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-WESTERN REGION-KALAMAZOO (FT enrollment: 703; Location: 4123 W. MAIN ST.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.davenport.edu)
  • GRAND RAPIDS EDUCATIONAL CENTER (FT enrollment: 132; Location: 5349 W MAIN; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kalamazoo:
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,824)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 45 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 46 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 50 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 61 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; FT enrollment: 10,633)
Public high schools in Kalamazoo:
  • KALAMAZOO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,384; Location: 2432 N. DRAKE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LOY NORRIX HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,287; Location: 606 E. KILGORE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COMSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 801; Location: 2107 N. 26TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEW CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 604 W. VINE STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • KALAMAZOO AREA MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER (Students: 161; Location: 600 W. VINE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KALAMAZOO POST SECONDARY SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 714 S. WESTNEDGE AVENUE; Grades: 12 - 12)
Private high schools in Kalamazoo:
  • MSGR HACKETT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 1000 W KILGORE ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 315; Location: 6312 QUAIL RUN DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 308; Location: 5550 OAKLAND DRIVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:
  • NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 1423 NORTH 28TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MAPLE STREET MAGNET SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Students: 593; Location: 922 W. MAPLE STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HILLSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 1941 ALAMO AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • KING-WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 1100 NICHOLS ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PARAMOUNT CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 548; Location: 3624 S. WESTNEDGE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MILWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 2916 KONKLE STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MILWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 3400 LOVERS LANE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WOODS LAKE ELEMENTARY:A MAGNET CENTER FOR THE ARTS (Students: 493; Location: 3215 OAKLAND DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 912 N. BURDICK STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WINCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 2316 WINCHELL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Kalamazoo:
  • ST MONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 530 WEST KILGORE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GAGIE SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 615 FAIRVIEW AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NORTH CHRISTIAN (Students: 356; Location: 1340 COBB AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOUTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 3333 S WESTNEDGE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE SCHOOL (Students: 290; Location: 600 W MICHIGAN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • EAST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 5196 COMSTOCK AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KALAMAZOO ACADEMY (Students: 207; Location: 4221 E MILHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 930 LAKE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 167; Location: 750 HOWARD ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 929 CHARLOTTE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Kalamazoo:
  • KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,654,475; Location: 315 SOUTH ROSE STREET; 467,368 books; 19,157 audio materials; 9,104 video materials; 862 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Country Club (A), Lakeside Children Home (B).

Church in Kalamazoo: Judson Church (A).

Cemeteries: Gate of Heaven Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Mountain Home Cemetery (3), Mount Olivet Cemetery (4), Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park (5).

Lakes and swamps: Asylum Lake (A), Averill Lake (B), Monarch Millpond (C), Pikes Pond (D), Bryant Pond (E), Whites Lake (F), Woods Lake (G), Limekiln Lake (H).

Creeks: Arcadia Creek (A), Axtell Creek (B), Portage Creek (C).

Parks in Kalamazoo include: Dickinson Field (1), Reed Park (2), Hayes Park (3), Harrison Park (4), Rockwell Playground (5), Jones Park (6), Milham Park (7), La Crone Playground (8), Southside Playground (9).


Kalamazoo compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kalamazoo:
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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

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

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