Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI

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Population

169,206

1.14% growth

Poverty Rate

7.42%


Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$74,099

4.34% growth

Number of Employees

83,084

2.53% growth

Median Property Value

$208,200

7.21% growth

About

In 2017, Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI had a population of 169k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $74,099. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew from 167,301 to 169,206, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $71,016 to $74,099, a 4.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.05%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.28%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%). 11.4% of the people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are Davenport University (2,022 degrees awarded in 2017), Cornerstone University (586 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood (167 degrees).

The median property value in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is $208,200, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI employs 83.1k people. The largest industries in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are Hospitals (5,009 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,738 people), and the highest paying industries are Scientific research & development services ($181,836), Nondepository credit & related activities ($178,109), and Offices of physicians ($143,652).

Median household income in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is $74,099. Males in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,530. The income inequality in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.505, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,099

2017 value

± $1,514

4.34%

1 Year Growth

± 2.77%

Households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have a median annual income of $74,099, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,016 in 2016, which represents a 4.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$83,038

Average Male Salary

± $10,724

$54,530

Average Female Salary

± $8,019

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI made 1.52 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $63,191 ± $6,969

  2. Asian

    $53,278 ± $26,190

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $49,961 ± $62,400

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.505

2017 Wage GINI

0.513

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 0.505 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $119,171, followed by Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Washtenaw County (West, Northeast & Southeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $96,957 and $95,670.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI (12.4k out of 167k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,494 ± 693

  2. Black

    2,268 ± 468

  3. Hispanic

    1,432 ± 336

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

83.1k

2017 Value

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 2.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 81k employees to 83.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, are Miscellaneous managers (3,439 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,105 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,016 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,439 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,105 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (2,016 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Tool & die makers (9.95 times higher than expected), Computer control programmers & operators (4.22 times), and Purchasing managers (4.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($305,654), Chief executives & legislators ($199,629), and Architectural & engineering managers ($180,926).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

83.1k

2017 Value

2.53%

1 Year growth

± 2.53%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 81k employees to 83.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, are Hospitals (5,009 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,738 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, by number of employees, are Hospitals (5,009 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,738 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has an unusually high number of Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (11.2 times higher than expected), Other direct selling establishments (9.42 times), and Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, by average salary, are Scientific research & development services ($181,836), Nondepository credit & related activities ($178,109), and Offices of physicians ($143,652).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 62.7% on employee plans, 8.98% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.565% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.67%

Uninsured

62.7%

Employer Coverage

8.98%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.565%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 5.67%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 169k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2016, 8.56% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (14.3k people).

In 2017, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are Spanish (5,281 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (2,296 speakers), and Vietnamese (2,057 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.3k people

8.43%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

13.9k people

As of 2016, 8.56% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents (14.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 8.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Vietnam

    1,813 ± 1,040 people

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1,530 ± 956 people

  3. Mexico

    1,091 ± 808 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Vietnam, the natal country of 1,813 Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1,530 and Mexico with 1,091.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    137k ± 1.24k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    11.9k ± 974

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    8.8k ± 776

In 2017, there were 11.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    5,281 speakers (3.34%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    2,296 speakers (1.45%)

  3. Vietnamese

    2,057 speakers (1.3%)

11.4% of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 3.34% of the overall population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are native Spanish speakers. 1.45% speak Serbo-Croatian and 1.3% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,630 ± 293

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,252 ± 256

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    990 ± 193

Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI awarded 2,852 degrees. The student population of Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is skewed towards women, with 4,152 male students and 5,797 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are White (1,968 and 72.3%), followed by Black or African American (324 and 11.9%), Unknown (150 and 5.51%), and Hispanic or Latino (110 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Davenport University (2,022 and 70.9%), Cornerstone University (586 and 20.5%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Kentwood (167 and 5.86%).

The most popular majors in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are General Business Administration & Management (645 and 22.6%), General Business (237 and 8.31%), and Health Care Administration & Management (205 and 7.19%).

The median tuition costs in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI are $20,506 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 134 degrees awarded

  2. 225 degrees awarded

  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was General Business with 134 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,022 degrees awarded

  2. 586 degrees awarded

  3. 167 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,506

Median Private

In 2017, the Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Davenport University with 2,022 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,056

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,796

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,056 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, which is 0.588 times less than the 1,796 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,968 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    324 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    150 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI were to White students. These 1,968 degrees mean that there were 6.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 324 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was $208,200 in 2017, which is 0.906 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $194,200 to $208,200, a 7.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$208,200

2017 Median

± $3,435

$194,200

2016 Median

± $3,553

In 2017, the median property value in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew to to $208,200 from the previous year's value of $194,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$74,099

Median Household Income

± $1,514

62.1k

Number of Households

± 1,541

In 2017, the median household income of the 62.1k households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI grew to $74,099 from the previous year's value of $71,016.

The following chart displays the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.9% of the housing units in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.79%) and those who Worked At Home (5.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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