Kentwood, MI

Kentwood profile

Living in Kentwood

Kentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 51,898 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Kentwood is the 30th 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 (14.26%), sales jobs (8.62%), and management occupations (8.14%).

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.

In terms of college education, Kentwood is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.90% of adults in Kentwood have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kentwood in 2018 was $27,488, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,952 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 10.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kentwood include German, Dutch, Irish, English, and Polish.

Kentwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.58%.

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