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

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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
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 21.60% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Kalamazoo's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Kalamazoo's population is 76,041 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth 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.
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.

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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
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