Kentwood employment information

IndexKentwoodMichiganNational
Income per capita$24,851$27,549$29,829
Median household income$49,317$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,991$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,004$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$32,875$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$25,540$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level14.6%16.3%15.1%
The Kentwood, MI employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Kentwood is $24,851, which is 10% lower than than the Michigan average and 17% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $49,317, which is 3% lower than than the Michigan average and 11% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Kentwood is 4%, which is 15% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Kentwood is 15% which is 4% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$32,874$49,317$98,634
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Kentwood is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Kentwood is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Kentwood is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Kentwood is 4% lower than the national average.

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Kentwood employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.9%1.0%
Manufacturing sector30.3%2.3%
Financial & insurance services3.1%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%12.6%
Public administration2.6%2.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%2.1%
Education, health & social services9.2%31.4%
Other27.5%25.0%

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Forest Hills, MI27,667$119,473116%
East Grand Rapids, MI11,297$118,393114%
Byron Center, MI6,840$67,09021%
Caledonia, MI1,871$66,95321%
Jenison, MI17,461$59,6408%
Kentwood, MI50,761$49,31711%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Tigard, OR50,787$65,50518%
East Hartford, CT50,834$50,7508%
Lakewood, OH50,866$47,14515%
Enid, OK50,891$47,74714%
Grand Island, NE50,895$49,11811%
Kentwood, MI50,761$49,31711%
Source: The Kentwood, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).