Kent County, MI Demographics

The total population of Kent County is estimated to be 657,321 with 326,880 males (49.73%) and 330,441 females (50.27%). There are 3,561 more females than males in Kent County.
The median household income in Kent County was $75,433 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 961(1.29%) from $74,472 in 2020. This income is 101.11% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Kent County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $92,814. Overall, the median household income for the county of Kent County stands at $77,028.
In Kent County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $47,818 for males and $31,558 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $61,523 for males and $52,164 for females.
In Kent County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $85,505, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $41,895.
In 2022, the population of Kent County was 659,083, a 0.01% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Kent County's population was 659,000, an increase of 0.08% compared to a population of 658,460 in 2020.
The median age in Kent County, MI is 35.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.05% were under the age of 15, 21.57% aged 15 to 29, 44.66% aged 30 to 64, 12.05% aged 65 to 84, and 1.67% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Kent County population: 76.79% are White, 9.45% are Black or African American, 0.38% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.06% are Asian, 0.04% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.32% are some other race and 6.96% are multiracial.