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Population (year 2000): 45,255. Estimated population in July 2005: 46,491 (+2.7% change)
Males: 21,831 (48.2%), Females: 23,424 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $45,812 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Kentwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.0%)
  • Black (9.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Vietnamese (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (18.3%), Dutch (17.9%), English (9.9%), Irish (9.8%), Polish (6.2%), United States (5.4%).

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Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 21.0 square miles

Kentwood,

For population 25 years and over in Kentwood

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kentwood city

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

9.3% Foreign born (4.9% Asia, 2.5% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Wyoming, (6.2 miles pop. 69,368).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (129.1 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (159.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Grand Rapids, MI (4.3 miles East MI (5.0 miles Cutlerville, MI Wyoming, (6.2 miles Rapids, MI Grand (6.3 miles MI (9.2 miles Caledonia, Hills, MI (9.2 miles Forest Center, MI (9.4 miles Byron MI (10.3 miles Grandville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 233 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 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

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 85.61 W


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,145 (+24.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,590 (23.3%)


 

Crime in Kentwood by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 4.4
Rapes 24 27 26 22 18 24
    per 100,000 53.0 59.7 57.5 48.6 39.8 53.0
Robberies 21 28 30 29 20 28
    per 100,000 46.4 61.9 66.3 64.1 44.2 61.9
Assaults 50 70 68 69 99 81
    per 100,000 110.5 154.7 150.3 152.5 218.8 179.0
Burglaries 361 247 345 367 284 328
    per 100,000 797.7 545.8 762.3 811.0 627.6 724.8
Thefts 1,401 1,197 1,257 1,105 1,207 1,101
    per 100,000 3095.8 2645.0 2777.6 2441.7 2667.1 2432.9
Auto thefts 93 63 65 78 54 73
    per 100,000 205.5 139.2 143.6 172.4 119.3 161.3
253.3 228.5 248.9 239.6 233.1 240.9


Average climate in Kentwood, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kentwood,

Kentwood-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.3 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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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


Hospitals/medical centers near Kentwood:
  • PINE REST CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • METROPOLITIAN HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • FOREST VIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kentwood:
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 45 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 48 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kentwood:
  • SOMERVILLE (about 10 miles; ADA, MI; ID: 34I)
  • RIVERVIEW (about 14 miles; JENISON, MI; ID: 08C)
  • CALKINS FIELD (about 14 miles; WAYLAND, MI; ID: 41C)

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:

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
Fire - Other 2 $5,542 $33,252 2 $1,220
Financial Administration 15 $56,147 $44,917 4 $5,756
Streets and Highways 11 $38,982 $42,525 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $29,017 $38,689 32 $9,553
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0 $0   2 $1,446
Water Supply 5 $14,907 $35,776 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $44,953 $49,039 7 $9,465
Judicial and Legal 11 $29,493 $32,174 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 70 $338,587 $58,043 0 $0
Police - Other 15 $43,000 $34,400 9 $6,128
Firefighters 42 $182,717 $52,204 0 $0
Correction 5 $18,243 $43,783 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 15 $50,307 $40,245 3 $5,373
Totals for Government 211 $851,894 $48,448 59 $38,942


College/University in Kentwood:
  • EXCEL ACADEMIES OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 2855 29TH ST SE STE B; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kentwood:
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 5 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 6 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 36 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 23,132)
Public high schools in Kentwood:
  • EAST KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,922; Location: 6230 KALAMAZOO AVENUE SE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • KENTWOOD COMMUNITY ED. CENTER (Students: 246; Location: 28 60TH STREET SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kentwood:
  • PINEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 849; Location: 2100 60TH STREET SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EAST KENTWOOD FRESHMAN CAMPUS (Students: 839; Location: 6170 VALLEY LANE SE; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • CRESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 2674 44TH STREET SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALLEYWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 639; Location: 1110 50TH STREET SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ENDEAVOR ELEMENTARY (Students: 638; Location: 5757 E. PARIS AVENUE SE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIDGE PARK CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 578; Location: 4120 CAMELOT RIDGE DRIVE SE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • BROOKWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 416; Location: 5465 KALAMAZOO SE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 415; Location: 630 66TH STREET SE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 2475 52ND STREET SE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BOWEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 380; Location: 4483 KALAMAZOO SE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Kentwood:
  • KELLOGGSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 274; Location: 624 52ND ST SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARK LUTHERAN SCHOOL - PRES (Students: 167; Location: 1934-52ND STREET SE; Grades: PK - 4)

Notable location: Torngren Library (A).

Shopping Center: Woodland Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Kentwood include: Church of the Holy Cross (A), Paris Church (B), Ascension Church (C), Saint Mark Church (D).

Cemetery: Pine Hill Cemetery (1).

Creeks: Little Plaster Creek (A), Whisky Creek (B).


Kentwood compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

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)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUR (1570 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • 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)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)

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.)
  • 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)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)

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