Kentwood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 54,304 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Kentwood is the 27th largest community in Michigan.
Kentwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kentwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kentwood who work in office and administrative support (12.96%), management occupations (8.66%), and sales jobs (8.62%).
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 2018 was $28,930, 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 $115,720 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. Kentwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kentwood include German, Dutch, English, Irish, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kentwood's cultural character, accounting for 18.18% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.