Welcome to Greater Kalamazoo!


Located at the heart of the Great Lakes region, Kalamazoo, Michigan is almost exactly halfway between Chicago and Detroit.


Kalamazoo County: 260,263 (2015)

City of Kalamazoo: 75,092

City of Portage: 47,126

Gender Distribution: 50.7% Female, 49.3% Male

Median Age: 26.2 years

High school degree or higher education: 89.2%



Kalamazoo experiences four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Each season offers unique opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. The weather is often tempered by the surrounding Great Lakes, which have a generally stabilizing effect by reducing the hottest temperatures during the summer and keeping winter temperatures from reaching extreme lows.

kalamazoo seasons