Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan 

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Population

335,020

+3.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$46,392

Median Home Price

$146,200

United States / Michigan / Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94. July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Kalamazoo-Portage, 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

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Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo, Van Buren, 2 total
Metro Area: Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Kalamazoo, Portage, 56 total
Zip Codes: 49009, 49024, 49006, 49048, 49001, 49002, 49008, 49004, 49090, 49079, 31 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area's cost of living is 14.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area remained strongly Democratic, 54.8% to 43.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area's population is 335,020 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area is Real Estate: $146,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.2%.

SCHOOLS
Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area public schools spend $12,394 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.3 students per teacher in Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Kalamazoo-Portage

It's a good time to buy in Kalamazoo-Portage. Home Appreciation is up 9.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kalamazoo-Portage is $146,200.

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MAPS OF KALAMAZOO-PORTAGE METRO AREA, MICHIGAN
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ZIP CODES IN KALAMAZOO-PORTAGE METRO AREA, MICHIGAN
49009, 49024, 49006, 49048, 49001, 49002, 49008, 49004, 49090, 49079, 31 total

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