Kalamazoo, Michigan 

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Population

75,833

+2.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$32,959

Median Home Price

$114,700

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
 $349,000 
7227 Owen Hills Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2674 SqFt
 $299,900 
1823 Sandy Cove Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2400 SqFt
 $162,000 
2805 Portage St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1591 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

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 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kalamazoo jobs have increased by 0.94%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kalamazoo's cost of living is 16.90% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living 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 75,833 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.04%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kalamazoo is $114,700. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Kalamazoo

It's a good time to buy in Kalamazoo. Home Appreciation is up 21.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Kalamazoo Real Estate

The median home price in Kalamazoo is $114,700. 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

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NEW LISTINGS IN KALAMAZOO
$349,000
7227 Owen Hills Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$299,900
1823 Sandy Cove Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$162,000
2805 Portage St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$211,900
6939 Cade Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$299,900
6627 Silverton Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$324,900
405 Park Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$72,000
1217 March St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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