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About City of Kentwood, MI.

 Kentwood is a relatively recent city that came into being in 1967 when the former Paris Township ceased to exist. It was originally created to keep neighboring cities Wyoming and Grand Rapids from losing more land due to annexing. The city used to actively mine gypsum, a mineral used in making dry cement, but the mine was closed down in the year 2000. It is home to an impressive 16 parks, 5 beautiful nature trails, including the Paul Henry Rail Trail shared by multiple cities, a community garden, multiple adult sports leagues, a huge golf course, a farmer's market full of locally-grown fruits and vegetables in the summer and holds many community events throughout the year such as concert tours and cook-offs.
 
The concert tour has previously featured such bands as Lindsey Lou and The Flatbellys, Northern Skies and Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys. Within the city limits lie 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 4 high schools and a medical college, giving parents with young children many options as far as schooling. The city is within the jurisdiction of 3 Michigan school districts: Kentwood Public Schools, the largest of the three, Forest Hills Public Schools and Kelloggsville Public Schools.
 
Kentwood's population isn't exactly small at nearly 50,000 people, but it is far from being a large city. A little over 64% of the city is White, 14% is Black, almost 10% is Hispanic and almost 7% is Asian. Most of the city's population is in their late 30s. 91% of Kentwood's population over 25 has finished high school, with nearly a third of them holding a bachelor's degree and slightly over 10% holding a graduate or professional degree. Most of Kentwood's residents work in the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance industries.

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