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Income/capita 33%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 32%
IndexKalamazooMichiganNational
Income per capita$19,968$27,549$29,829
Median household income$34,767$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,128$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,781$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$16,060$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$14,386$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level32.7%16.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kalamazoo is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Kalamazoo is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kalamazoo is 32% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kalamazoo is 116% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,175$34,767$69,534
      City
      $33,865$50,803$101,606
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Kalamazoo median earnings by income bracket

      Kalamazoo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.3%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector18.1%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services14.9%13.6%
      Public administration1.5%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%0.8%
      Education, health & social services20.3%40.4%
      Other31.9%28.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      South Gull Lake, MI1,298$77,29240%
      Richland, MI858$62,29213%
      Portage, MI47,854$57,5264%
      Climax, MI792$57,2323%
      Vicksburg, MI3,065$56,0231%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,885$34,76737%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Upland, CA75,851$62,36913%
      Camden, NJ76,005$26,21453%
      Arlington Heights, IL75,721$79,97945%
      Albany, GA75,657$31,26343%
      Auburn, WA75,607$60,2629%
      Kalamazoo, MI75,885$34,76737%
      Source: The Kalamazoo, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).