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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Kalamazoo, MI last updated?
Prices and availability in Kalamazoo, MI were last updated on 18 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Kalamazoo, MI?
The average rent in Kalamazoo, MI is $1,144. Start your search for apartments in Kalamazoo, MI now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Kalamazoo, MI?
The price range for a studio apartment in Kalamazoo, MI is between $640 and $2,259. View all studio apartments in Kalamazoo, MI.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI is between $730 and $1,330. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Kalamazoo, MI now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI is between $490 and $1,740. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kalamazoo, MI is between $425 and $1,852. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Kalamazoo, MI.
Living in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo is a town in southwestern Michigan, roughly 140 miles west of Detroit. Kalamazoo is home to many major companies and is an important pharmaceutical and life sciences center, making it an ideal renting choice for young professionals. The town has a hot summer continental climate, with an average yearly temperature of 49, and gets only 159 sunny days and a super high 60 inches of snow per year. Renters should be watchful of tornadoes, severe storms and excessive rain. Kalamazoo has theaters, live music venues and museums, a fast-growing craft brewery scene and plenty of community events that attract families and retirees. Kalamazoo is especially attractive for families because of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship. In addition, this safe town has a lower cost of living than the Michigan average.
Kalamazoo, MI Demographics
- Total Population76,019
Female 37,484Male 38,535
- Median Age26.5
Kalamazoo, MI has a population of 76,019 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,535 of Kalamazoo’s residents are women and 37,484 are men. The median age of those who live in Kalamazoo, MI is 26.5.
Average Rent in Kalamazoo, MI
- Kalamazoo, MI Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,144 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Kalamazoo, MI is $1,144.
Kalamazoo, MI Apartment Rent Ranges
About 45% of apartment rents in Kalamazoo, MI range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 11% of apartments. Around 35% of Kalamazoo’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 5% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Kalamazoo, MI Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Kalamazoo, MI is $1,144.
Shopping in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo is a bustling town with many options for shopping and entertainment. Most renters shop at the North Kalamazoo Mall, Maple Hill Pavilion, Mall Plaza, Westnedge Corners Mall, University Place Shops and University Commons. Many major department stores such as Kohl's, Target, Marshalls, Burlington, Costco Wholesale, Walmart Supercenter and Macy's are also available, along with plenty of local stores. There are multiple options for groceries, including ALDI, D&W Fresh Market, Trader Joe's, Harding's Market, Target Grocery and Midtown Fresh Market. Downtown Kalamazoo is the best place for entertainment and recreation, offering museums, art venues and delicious food.
Transportation in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo has decent walkability and is somewhat bikeable, but most renters use their cars to get around. For renters who don’t own a car of prefer public transit, Kalamazoo offers public transportation provided by the Kalamazoo Metro Bus system that runs routes throughout the town. Additionally, renters who prefer getting around more conveniently have access to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, as well as taxis, airport shuttles and car rental services. Kalamazoo also has an Amtrak station located in the downtown area, so travelers to Chicago can easily reach their destination in about three hours. For air travel, the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, located some 5 miles south, operates flights to Chicago, Detroit and other destinations in the region.
Kalamazoo, MI Households
- Total Number of Households29,007
Family 12,985Non-family 16,022
Children 7,034No Children 21,973
- Average People Per Household2.38
- Median Household Income$41,774
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$801
According to U.S. Census data, there are 29,007 households in Kalamazoo, MI. 12,985 are family households and 16,022 are non-family households. There are 7,034 households with children in Kalamazoo and 21,973 households without children. On average, about 2.38 people live in a household in Kalamazoo, MI. The median income of a Kalamazoo household living in Kalamazoo is $41,774 per year. The median housing costs per month are $801.
Kalamazoo, MI Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Kalamazoo, MI is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 31% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo’s rental market attracts families and young professionals who enjoy the town’s amenities, and entertainment options. The neighborhoods have an urban-suburban feel, all with unique offerings and catering to all lifestyles. Those settling down with a family prefer Oakland-Winchell, Hill N' Brook and Westnedge Hill, as they have more affordable rentals. Many young professionals prefer to rent in Edison and the south side neighborhoods, River's Edge and Vine. In Kalamazoo, renters are responsible for keeping the unit in a habitable condition and make small repairs and maintenance. Renters can also file complaints with the landlord and have the right to deduct money from the rent to make major repairs that the landlord refused to make. Landlords must give a seven-day eviction notice for unpaid rent.
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