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Kent County, Michigan

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Population:

  • Total Population: 574,335
  • Males: 281,952
  • Females: 292,383

Ethnicity:

  • White: 461,310
  • Black/African American: 50,089
  • Hispanic: 40,018
  • Native American/Eskimo: 2,741
  • Asian: 10,419
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 76
  • Other: 470
  • 2 or more: 9,212

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (476,295)
  2. Spanish (31,785)
  3. Vietnamese (3,990)
  4. German (2,020)
  5. Serbocroatian (1,950)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 38,154

  1. Mexico (11,697)
  2. Vietnam (3,693)
  3. Guatemala (2,305)
  4. Netherlands (1,978)
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina (1,908)
  6. Korea (1,724)
  7. Canada (1,723)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (114,716)
  2. Christian Reformed Church in North America (48,973)
  3. Reformed Church in America (17,633)
  4. General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (11,562)
  5. United Methodist Church, The (10,497)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Sparta Migrant Health Program: 475 South State Street, Sparta - (616) 887-8831

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 145,685
  • Sensory: 14,180
  • Physical: 31,940
  • Mental: 24,589
  • Self-care: 10,442
  • Go outside home: 26,876
  • Employment: 37,095

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 3,169

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 212,890
  • Utility gas: 183,837
  • Bottled or LP gas: 10,537
  • Electricity: 10,839
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 4,315
  • Coal or Coke: 12
  • Wood: 1,255
  • Solar Energy: 58
  • Other fuel: 1,270
  • No fuel used: 767

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 402,321
  • No vehicle: 26,075
  • 1 or more vehicle: 376,246

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 3,048
  • No High School: 12,953
  • Some High School: 38,147
  • High School: 99,420
  • Some College: 80,393
  • Associate's Degree: 27,076
  • College Degree: 61,488
  • Master's Degree: 20,963
  • Professional Degree: 6,279
  • Doctoral Degree: 2,108

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 212,890
  • Owners with phone: 148,594
  • Owners without phone: 1,125
  • Renters with phone: 59,465
  • Renters without phone: 3,706

10 closest counties:

  1. Ottawa County, Michigan
  2. Barry County, Michigan
  3. Allegan County, Michigan
  4. Ionia County, Michigan
  5. Montcalm County, Michigan
  6. Newaygo County, Michigan
  7. Muskegon County, Michigan
  8. Mecosta County, Michigan
  9. Kalamazoo County, Michigan
  10. Van Buren County, Michigan

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

49301, 49302, 49306, 49315, 49316, 49317, 49319, 49321, 49326, 49330, 49331, 49341, 49343, 49345, 49351, 49355, 49356, 49357, 49418, 49468, 49501, 49502, 49503, 49504, 49505, 49506, 49507, 49508, 49509, 49510, 49512, 49514, 49515, 49516, 49518, 49523, 49525, 49530, 49544, 49546, 49548, 49550, 49555, 49560, 49588, 49599

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • WZZM-TV ( TV) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WXMI (488 TV) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WGVU-TV (596 TV) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WZPX (644 TV) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WYCE (88.1 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WAYK (88.3 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WAYG (89.9 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WCSG (91.3 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WFDX (92.5 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WFCX (94.3 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WFGR (98.7 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WKLZ-FM (98.9 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WSRJ (100.7 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WMRR (101.7 FM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • WYBR (102.3 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • WSRT (106.7 FM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WKLQ (107.3 FM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • WMFN (640 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WMJH (810 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WGVS (850 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WCGB (1060 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WJNZ (1140 AM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • WGVU (1480 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WYGR (1530 AM) WYOMING, MI
  • WFUR (1570 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WWSJ (1580 AM) GRAND RAPIDS, MI
  • WMHG (1600 AM) KENTWOOD, MI
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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