Kentwood is the second largest suburb of Grand Rapids.  There are many attractions that include multiple shopping districts, restaurants and more.  Kentwood has a great parks and recreation program.  Multiple Golf Courses attract home buyers and sports enthusiasts alike.


As of the census of 2000, there were 45,255 people, 18,477 households, and 11,529 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,150.6 per square mile (830.5/km²). There were 19,507 housing units at an average density of 927.0/sq mi (358.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.87% White, 13.09% African American, 0.46% Native American, 5.63% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

Of the 18,477 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,812, and the median income for a family was $55,615. Males had a median income of $40,544 versus $27,632 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,463. About 5.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

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