Kalamazoo, Michigan 

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Population

76,041

5% Decline

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$32,959

Avg. Home Price

$100,600

Best Places to Live in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94
Pros
-Cost of living
-Educated population
-College town amenities
Cons
-Clouds and rain
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

Local Listings in Kalamazoo, MI
 $109,900 
1110 Fairbanks Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1135 SqFt
 $109,900 
1110 Fairbanks Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1135 SqFt
 $104,500 
3103 Lowell St
Bed 2 | Bath 3.0 | 1477 SqFt
 $99,900 
4032 Kent Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 684 SqFt

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: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo County
Metro Area: Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat 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 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kalamazoo jobs have increased by 2.58%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kalamazoo's cost of living is 16.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Kalamazoo's Cost of Living

VOTING
Kalamazoo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kalamazoo's population is 76,041 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 5.28%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kalamazoo is $100,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.77%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Kalamazoo

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. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Kalamazoo

It's a good time to buy in Kalamazoo. Home Appreciation is up 13.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Kalamazoo Real Estate or Find top agents in Kalamazoo

The median home price in Kalamazoo is $100,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Kalamazoo   30 Reviews
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

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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

College Town... not much else - 8/19/2012
Kalamazoo is a trap. The only thing that has kept me here so long is family and free college. I don't want to sound like I'm taking that for granted - free tuition is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN
49006 49001 49008 49007 49074

NEW LISTINGS IN KALAMAZOO MI
$109,900
1110 Fairbanks Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$104,500
3103 Lowell St
Bed 2 | Bath 3.0 |

$99,900
4032 Kent Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$115,000
3308 Madison St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$119,900
219 Ingleside Ter
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

$109,900
4126 Standish St
Bed 2 | Bath 2.0 |

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