Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights for Kalamazoo County, Michigan

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Sponsor:
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
151 S. Rose St., Ste. 332
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

Media Contact
Gloria Z. Royal
616/381-4416
groyal@kalfound.org

Sample size
500

Survey Area
Kalamazoo County

Community Description
The Kalamazoo County survey includes urban, suburban and rural areas. We have focused our reporting on the Central City - "urban" area - and Kalamazoo County - which includes suburban and rural areas.

Population
229,867 according to the 1999 Census estimate.

Ethnicity
White 85.7%
Black 9.6%
Asian 2.0%
Hispanic 2.3%
Other .4% (Native American)
1999 Census estimate

Age
20-34 48.3%
35-49 32.3%
50-64 11.8%
65+ 7.5%
1999 Census estimate

Additional Information:
We chose to survey Kalamazoo County to provide the broadest picture possible of social capital in our community.