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Kent City, Michigan
Village of Kent City
Location within Kent County
Location within Kent County
Kent City, Michigan is located in Michigan
Kent City, Michigan
Kent City, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Kent City, Michigan is located in the United States
Kent City, Michigan
Kent City, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Township Tyrone
Incorporated 1908
 • Type Village council
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
810 ft (247 m)
 • Total 1,057
 • Estimate 
 • Density 886.48/sq mi (342.17/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-42780
GNIS feature ID 0629599

Kent City is a village in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,057 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Tyrone Township.

The village is part of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area and is located about 20 miles (32.2 km) north of the city of Grand Rapids.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 467
1920 428 −8.4%
1930 484 13.1%
1940 440 −9.1%
1950 506 15.0%
1960 617 21.9%
1970 686 11.2%
1980 860 25.4%
1990 899 4.5%
2000 1,061 18.0%
2010 1,057 −0.4%
2019 (est.) 1,187 12.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,057 people, 373 households, and 268 families living in the village. The population density was 800.8 inhabitants per square mile (309.2/km2). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 308.3 per square mile (119.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.8% White, 0.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 7.7% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.8% of the population.

There were 373 households, of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the village was 30.6 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kent City has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


The village of Kent City is served by Kent City Community Schools, which serves a much larger area including several townships in Kent County and smaller areas extending west into Muskegon County and Ottawa County. The district is headquartered in Kent City and includes Kent City High School, Kent City Middle School, and Kent City Elementary School within its boundaries.

The Tyrone Township Branch of the Kent District Library is located in Kent City.

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