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Income/capita 12%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 18%
IndexSouth SideKalamazooMichigan
Income per capita$26,333$19,968$27,549
Median household income$37,123$34,767$50,803
Median income owner occupied$0$56,128$62,251
Median income renter occupied$0$23,781$28,598
Median earnings male$25,536$16,060$35,730
Median earnings female$17,361$14,386$22,948
Unemployment rate3.8%6.1%5.2%
Poverty leveln/a32.7%16.3%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Side is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Side is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Side is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Side is equal to 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
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      South Side median earnings by income bracket

      South Side employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.7%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services7.7%25.3%
      Public administration0.0%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.7%2.4%
      Education, health & social services19.2%29.6%
      Other37.4%32.8%

      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 South Side, Kalamazoo, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).