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Kalamazoo
  • Town in Michigan

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Kalamazoo is a town in Michigan with a population of 76,106. Kalamazoo is in Kalamazoo County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Kalamazoo offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kalamazoo there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Kalamazoo and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kalamazoo are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$825
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,134.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    100.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    178
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    964.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,199.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    638.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    28%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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