Kent County Ranks High Among Fastest Growing Counties In Michigan
Declining births, graying baby boomers and restrictions on immigration have all contributed to many states seeing a population decline. But other pockets see growth due to job potential, quality of life, job commute, and rent prices. Stacker compiled a list of the top growing counties in Michigan.
West Michigan faired pretty well with growing counties in Michigan. Here is the list of the top 10:
10. Allegan County
9. Grand Traverse County
8. Livingston County
7. Ingham County
6. Kalamazoo County
5. Washtenaw County
4. Ottawa County
3. Macomb County
2. Kent County
1. Oakland County
In 2019, Kent County had a population of 648,121. It's the 4th largest county in Michigan out of 83. Kent County is the 102nd largest county in the nation. Stacker compiled the list of the fastest-growing counties in Michigan using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest population growth from 2010 to 2019, based on 5-year estimates. Over the past decade, Kent County saw a growth of just above 8%.
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