Kent City, Michigan

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Kent City is a village in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,061 at the 2000 census.

The village was named for New York jurist and legal scholar, James Kent, as was Kent County.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.90% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,061 people, 373 households, and 270 families residing in the village. The population density was 969.2 per square mile (375.8/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 358.1/sq mi (138.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.82% White, 0.28% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.20% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.88% of the population.

There were 373 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the village the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $42,375. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,084. About 11.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

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