Kalamazoo, Michigan 

31 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and MapsHomes For Sale

Population

76,009

+2.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Median Income

$32,959

Median Home Price

$189,100

Median Age

26.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.0

summer / winter

Best City Gifts

Best Places to Live in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94. June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Kalamazoo, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Selling a home in Michigan? See how to save thousands.

Kalamazoo, MI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Educated population
College town amenities
Cons
Clouds and rain
Economic cycles
Winter climate


What Bert Has To Say About Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area

Although some discrepancy exists regarding the origin of “Kalamazoo,” a colorful name that often appears in poems and children’s stories. It is almost certainly Native American, and few city names are as memorable. Despite its exotic name, Kalamazoo is a rather plain industrial and commercial center with a bit of a college-town flair thanks to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Diverse industry and the university give Kalamazoo some employment stability.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo County
Metro Area: Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Kalamazoo
Zip Codes: 49006 49001 49008 49007 49074
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kalamazoo is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kalamazoo jobs have increased by 0.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kalamazoo's cost of living is 20.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kalamazoo's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
#WeatherDataText# Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Kalamazoo county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.2% to 39.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kalamazoo's population is 76,009 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kalamazoo is Real Estate: $189,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.7%.   Selling a home in Michigan? See how to save thousands.

SCHOOLS
Kalamazoo public schools spend $12,573 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Kalamazoo. More Education



Best Places to Live in Kalamazoo Rankings


Housing Market in Kalamazoo

It's a good time to buy in Kalamazoo. Home Appreciation is up 15.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kalamazoo is $189,100.

View More Data >

Reviews for Kalamazoo   31 Reviews
For your own good do not live in Kalamazoo - 4/11/2021
I have lived in Kalamazoo for over 17 years. Originally from Grand Rapids, and lived in the Zeeland / Holland are for quite a while. In comparison I absolutely hate... Read More

Start Your Review of Kalamazoo


Kalamazoo has its ups and downs - 7/10/2016
I moved to Kalamazoo 20 years ago from Chicago. Coming from a large city, this is a nice change once you get use to the small things like lack of ethnic culture, any... Read More

Best Schools - 2/29/2016
Hi, My husband and I are considering relocating to the Kalamazoo area for his job and I'm just starting to do some research. We have elementary-aged children so good... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Kalamazoo, Michigan to any other place in the USA.


MAPS OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Kalamazoo,Michigan Map
ZIP CODES IN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN
49006 49001 49008 49007 49074

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces