Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area, Michigan 

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Population

265,988

+3.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.4%

Median Income

$46,392

Median Home Price

$205,100

Median Age

35.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.9

summer / winter

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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.
State: Michigan
County: Kalamazoo, Van Buren, 2 total
Metro Area: Kalamazoo-Portage Metro Area
City: Kalamazoo, Portage, 56 total
Zip Codes: 49009, 49024, 49006, 49048, 49001, 49002, 49004, 49008, 49090, 49079, 31 total
Cost of Living: -14.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

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Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


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
July, June and August are the most pleasant months in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 265,988 people. Since 2020, 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: $205,100. 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 15.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kalamazoo-Portage is $205,100.
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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, 49004, 49008, 49090, 49079, 31 total

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