Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI

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2022 Population
153,525
0.144% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0.283% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.34%
1.33% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,209
9.45% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$215,100
20.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
78,412
1.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI had a population of 154k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $71,209. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI declined from 153,746 to 153,525, a −0.144% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,062 to $71,209, a 9.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.95%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.21%), Other (Hispanic) (4.61%), and White (Hispanic) (4.16%).

15.1% of the households in Kent County (Southwest) 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.

95% of the residents in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are Grace Christian University (192 degrees awarded in 2022) and Empire Beauty School-Michigan (121 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was $215,100, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 154k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.22% of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (14.2k people).

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are Spanish (14,909 households), Vietnamese (1,283 households), and Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa (1,123 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
76,468
Women
49.9%
76,736
Men
50.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 153,204 inhabitants, with 50.1% men, and 49.9% women.

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Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 1.91k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 1.33k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8k ± 1.39k
15.2%
Hispanic Population
23.3k people

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (108k people) in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are hispanic (23.3k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,033 ± 1,713 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,401 ± 915 people
  3. Cuba
    992 ± 771 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 5,033 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,401 and Cuba with 992.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.2k people
8.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2022, 9.22% of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI residents (14.2k 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 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was 8.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    14,909 households (10.3%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,283 households (0.89%)
  3. Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa
    1,123 households (0.779%)

15.1% of the households in Kent County (Southwest) 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 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 10.3% of the households in Kent County (Southwest) 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
    2,251 ± 337
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,271 ± 286
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    763 ± 207

Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI employs 78.4k people. The largest industries in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are Restaurants & Food Services (4,924 people), Construction (4,316 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,810 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($226,906), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($148,779), and Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($119,608).

Males in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,398. The income inequality in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
36,812
Women
48.2%
39,497
Men
51.8%

The workforce of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI in 2020 was 76,309 people, with 48.2% woman, and 51.8% men.

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Occupations

78.4k
2022 Value
1.17%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 77.5k employees to 78.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,120 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,991 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,826 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.4k
2022 Value
1.17%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 77.5k employees to 78.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,924 people), Construction (4,316 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,810 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kent County (Southwest) 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

$47,217
Median earning men ± $1,387
$34,673
Median earning women ± $1,067

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,667), Information ($64,464), and Wholesale Trade ($61,013).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($47,941), Public Administration ($44,302), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,904).

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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 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI awarded 313 degrees. The student population of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 445 male students and 849 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are White (164 and 52.4%), followed by Black or African American (74 and 23.6%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 10.2%), and Unknown (27 and 8.63%).

The largest universities in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Grace Christian University (192 and 61.3%) and Empire Beauty School-Michigan (121 and 38.7%).

The most popular majors in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI are General Cosmetology (114 and 36.4%), Lay Ministry (53 and 16.9%), and General Human Services (30 and 9.58%).

The median tuition cost in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI for private four year colleges is $14,040.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 38.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,294 (34.4% men and 65.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,294 students enrolled in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, 34.4% men and 65.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 632 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
114 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was General Cosmetology with 114 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grace Christian University with 192 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 95 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI, which is 0.436 times less than the 218 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 164 degrees mean that there were 2.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 74 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.981% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.29% 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 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (36.7k), Some college (26.4k), and Bachelors Degree (21.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was $215,100 in 2022, which is 0.763 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,000 to $215,100, a 20.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI is $71,209. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County (Southwest) 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

$215,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,135
$40,440
Median Property Taxes
±$1,514

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County (Southwest) 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

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$71,209
Median Household Income
± $2,678
57.9k
Number of Households
± 1,925

In 2022, the median household income of the 57.9k households in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI grew to $71,209 from the previous year's value of $65,062.

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Wage Distribution

0.411
2022 Wage GINI in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI
0.408
2021 Wage GINI in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was 0.411 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.655% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.61%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.83%) and those who worked at home (7.61%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Kent County (Southwest) 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 Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI (14.2k out of 152k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

95.2% of the population of Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.781% 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 25.4% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.78%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.781%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County (Southwest) PUMA, MI grew by 5.83% from 4.52% to 4.78%.

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