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Time Zone: Kent County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Grand Rapids is the Seat for Kent County.

Kent County was founded ?. Kent was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kent had a population of 608,315 people. This is an increase of 5.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 574,335 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kent represented 5.78% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010602,622+4.93%-0.94% since 2009
2009608,315+5.92%+0.59% since 2008
2008604,723+5.29%+0.39% since 2007
2000574,335The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kent County Census Page for Kent County.


Below are some of the communities located in Kent County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kent County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Grand Rapids   193,710197,8002.07% decrease  
Wyoming   70,67969,3681.89% increase  
Kentwood   47,64145,2555.27% increase  
Walker   23,80221,8428.97% increase  
Grandville   16,75816,2633.04% increase  

Websites for Kent County

Official Website:   www.accesskent.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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