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Kentwood is a city in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.

The community was named after James Kent, New York judge

The latitude of Kentwood is 42.869N. The longitude is -85.644W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,487.


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Median household income
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$45,812
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kentwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 137. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 52

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Kentwood residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kentwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kentwood was $22,463, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Kentwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kentwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.


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Libraries in Kentwood include Kentwood Branch Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGVU.

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Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kentwood political report.

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The average commute time for Kentwood workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kentwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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