Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo County, Michigan

201 W Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 383-8840
Fax: (269) 384-8143

In southwest MI, south of Grand Rapids; organized Oct 29, 1829 (prior to statehood) from Saint Joseph County. Name Origin: From Algonquian, ke-kala-mazoo, meaning uncertain, interpreted as connected with 'smoke,' 'beautiful water,' 'otters,' or 'boiling water.'

Area (sq mi):: 580.18 (land 561.86; water 18.32) Population per square mile: 428.10
Population 2005: 240,536 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 238,603 (White 83.50%; Black or African American 9.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 1.80%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 32.70
Income 2000: per capita $21,739; median household $42,022; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,813-$30,429
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kalamazoo County seat (73,960)
  • Portage (45,210)

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