Kalamazoo–Portage metropolitan area

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Metropolitan Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo–Portage MSA
Kalamazoo–Battle Creek–Portage CSA
Downtown skyline
Downtown skyline
Coordinates: 42°10′21″N 85°21′09″W / 42.1724°N 85.3524°W / 42.1724; -85.3524
Country  United States
State Michigan Michigan
Largest city Seal of the Corporation of Kalamazoo.png Kalamazoo
Population (2010)
 • MSA 326,589
 • CSA 524,030
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
South Haven lighthouse.
Map of Michigan highlighting the Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan area.

The Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Area comprises a region surrounding Kalamazoo. 2008 estimates placed it as the 147th largest among similarly designated areas in the United States.


The Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Area is a United States metropolitan area defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) consisting of two counties, Kalamazoo and Van Buren, in western Michigan, anchored by the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage. As of the 2010 census, the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a population of 326,589.[1]

The Kalamazoo – Battle Creek – Portage Combined Statistical Area is the 4th largest CSA in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the CSA had a population of 524,030. The CSA combines the two population centers of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. It includes the two counties in the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statisical Area plus one metropolitan area, Battle Creek in Calhoun County.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 314,866 people, 121,461 households, and 78,270 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 85.38% White, 8.64% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.80% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $40,694, and the median income for a family was $49,889. Males had a median income of $37,464 versus $26,514 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,809.


  1. ^ Population of Michigan Regions, 2000 and 2010, at www.michigan.gov
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.