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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kentwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49508 ZIP code.
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.
31% of Kentwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kentwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.
Libraries in Kentwood include Kentwood Branch Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGVU.
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kentwood political report.
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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