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Kent County, Michigan Facts

Facts
State Michigan
Land area 847.0 square miles
Population Density 711.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 621,700
Population change 3.2%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 25.4%
65 and over 11.9%
Females 50.9%
White 83.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10
Asian 2.6%
Two or more races 2.7%
Black or African American 10.3%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 31.7%
Veterans 34,393
Households and Housing
Households 229,373
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 84%
Median household income $51,667
The per capita income $25,889
Live below the poverty line. 15.5%
housing units 247,278
Multi-unit structures 24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $137,500
Residents owning their homes. 70.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 52,369
Women-owned firms 29.5%
Asian-owned firms 2.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 2%
Black-owned firms 6%
Native American-owned firms 0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $8,058,005
Retail sales per capita $13,377
Manufacturers shipments $15,738,279
Merchant wholesaler sales $13,020,792