City of Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo is located in Kalamazoo County in Michigan. The median income is $31,189 and the median home value is $99,900. The unemployment rate is 17.81% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 17.8 minutes each day. The population is 71.4% White, 21.0% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 2.3% Asian, and 4.6% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Kalamazoo, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Kalamazoo has a Walk Score® of 41.
Median Household Income$31,189
Median Home Price$99,900
At first glance, one might not think that the Caribbean, the Underground Railroad and Broadway have much in common. But these seemingly random references to history, heritage and entertainment are just a few staples of culture in Kalamazoo. Miller Auditorium on the Western Michigan University campus brings art forms unnumbered to the sophisticated little city. The regulars include the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Ballet Company, but Broadway shows, rock concerts and sundry conventions stop in frequently.
How would you feel about tapas paired with wine for lunch and gourmet beef Wellington at dinner along a lakeshore? Or a scrumptious Coney dog lunch with Moroccan meatballs for dinner? In Kalamazoo, it wouldn’t be a stretch. The city is a delightfully mixed bag of dining options, blending avant-garde cuisine with hometown favorites – without missing a beat. Trendy bistros are sprouting like wildflowers throughout the area, bringing fresh menus and bold recreations to the table.
Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but Michigan claims the true top honors: more than 11,000 lakes dot the state. So why does Michigan get the short end of the lake-fame stick? Maybe Minnesota was quick to claim the slogan. Or maybe “Land of 11,000 Lakes” just wouldn’t look as good on a license plate.