Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI

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2022 Population
138,510
0.391% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
0.258% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.76%
12.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,291
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,800
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
64,122
1.72% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI had a population of 139k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $77,291. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI grew from 137,971 to 138,510, a 0.391% increase and its median household income grew from $69,869 to $77,291, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.43%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.96%).

6.18% of the households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are Kalamazoo Valley Community College (971 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ross Medical Education Center - Kalamazoo (86 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was $226,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 139k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.65% of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (6.44k people).

In 2022, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (113k people) in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are Spanish (2,378 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (719 households), and Arabic (675 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
69,299
Women
50.7%
67,309
Men
49.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 136,608 inhabitants, with 49.3% men, and 50.7% women.

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Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    113k ± 1.52k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.63k ± 973
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.14k ± 888
4.46%
Hispanic Population
6.18k people

In 2022, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (113k people) in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.46% of the people in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are hispanic (6.18k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,167 ± 835 people
  2. India
    715 ± 655 people
  3. Yemen
    548 ± 574 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 1,167 Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI residents, followed by India with 715 and Yemen with 548.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.65%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.44k people
4.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.44k people

As of 2022, 4.65% of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI residents (6.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was 4.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,378 households (1.82%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    719 households (0.551%)
  3. Arabic
    675 households (0.517%)

6.18% of the households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 1.82% of the households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,508 ± 359
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,919 ± 354
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    917 ± 213

Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI employs 64.1k people. The largest industries in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,210 people), Construction (3,430 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,270 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($166,209), Business support services ($149,509), and Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($135,492).

Males in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,551. The income inequality in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,063
Women
47.7%
34,036
Men
52.3%

The workforce of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI in 2020 was 65,099 people, with 47.7% woman, and 52.3% men.

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Occupations

64.1k
2022 Value
−1.72%
1 Year decline
± −1.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI declined at a rate of −1.72%, from 65.2k employees to 64.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI, are Registered nurses (2,226 people), Other managers (1,923 people), and Customer service representatives (1,559 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.1k
2022 Value
−1.72%
1 Year decline
± −1.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI declined at a rate of −1.72%, from 65.2k employees to 64.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,210 people), Construction (3,430 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,270 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,947
Median earning men ± $2,385
$38,222
Median earning women ± $2,291

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,603), Manufacturing ($69,913), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,088).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,031), Manufacturing ($57,090), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,504).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI awarded 1,057 degrees. The student population of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,810 male students and 3,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are White (790 and 75.4%), followed by Black or African American (98 and 9.35%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 6.2%), and Two or More Races (36 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Kalamazoo Valley Community College (971 and 91.9%) and Ross Medical Education Center - Kalamazoo (86 and 8.14%).

The most popular majors in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (274 and 25.9%), General Studies (198 and 18.7%), and Registered Nursing (82 and 7.76%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,452 students enrolled in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,278 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 82 degrees awarded
  2. 274 degrees awarded
  3. 198 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 971 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kalamazoo Valley Community College with 971 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 413 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI, which is 0.641 times less than the 644 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 790 degrees mean that there were 8.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,210) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($316) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.386% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.416% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (26.1k), Some college (25.4k), and Bachelors Degree (23.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was $226,800 in 2022, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,900 to $226,800, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI is $77,291. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

Property

$226,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,675
$41,429
Median Property Taxes
±$1,397

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,291
Median Household Income
± $3,843
56.1k
Number of Households
± 1,942

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.1k households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI grew to $77,291 from the previous year's value of $69,869.

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Wage Distribution

0.45
2022 Wage GINI in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.71% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.76%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.76%).

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI (12k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.25%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalamazoo County (Outer) PUMA, MI declined by 8.46% from 4.64% to 4.25%.

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