13.4% Poverty Rate in Kent County, Michigan

Poverty Rate in Kent County, Michigan

How does the Poverty Rate in Kent County, Michigan compare to other counties in Michigan?

Michigan County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Kent County, Michigan born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

12.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Kent County, Michigan who were born citizens of the United States is 12.8%.

20.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Kent County, Michigan who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 20.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Kent County, Michigan born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Kent County, Michigan have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 575,004 residents of Kent County, Michigan who were born citizens of the United States, 73,460 (12.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 10,329 (20.4%) of 50,529 residents of Kent County, Michigan who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Kent County, Michigan

The Poverty Rate in Kent County is 13.4%.
Kent County is in Michigan.
Michigan Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Byron Center 7.7%

6,724

Caledonia 7.9%

1,806

Cedar Springs 23.3%

3,513

Comstock Park 16.3%

10,190

Cutlerville 14.2%

15,626

East Grand Rapids 1.9%

11,493

Forest Hills 2.7%

27,569

Grand Rapids 22.5%

188,107

Grandville 6.6%

15,737

Kent City 18.4%

1,054

Kentwood 13.6%

50,847

Lowell 4.4%

3,799

Northview 10.5%

15,358

Rockford 14.4%

6,132

Sparta 11.3%

4,308

Walker 9.8%

24,416

Wyoming 15.5%

74,395

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2018 Michigan Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Michigan in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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