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Kentwood
  • Suburb of Grand Rapids, MI

Report Card

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

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Kentwood is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 54,042. Kentwood is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Kentwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kentwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kentwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kentwood are highly rated.

About

About Kentwood...
Population
54,042

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,123
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Kentwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    337.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    59.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    46.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    211.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,478.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    539.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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