Kentwood, MI
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Kentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 51,357 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Kentwood is the 30th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kentwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kentwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kentwood who work in office and administrative support (16.55%), sales jobs (8.61%), and management occupations (8.09%).

Also of interest is that Kentwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Kentwood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.56% of adults in Kentwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kentwood in 2010 was $25,109, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,436 for a family of four. However, Kentwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kentwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kentwood include Dutch, Irish, English, and Yugoslavian.

In addition, Kentwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.08%).

The most common language spoken in Kentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.