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Kalamazoo /ˌkæləməˈzuː/ is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. As of the 2010 census, Kalamazoo had a total population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 335,340 as of 2015. Kalamazoo is equidistant from the major American cities of Chicago and Detroit, each fewer than 150 miles away. One of Kalamazoo's most notable features is the Kalamazoo Mall, an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. The city created the mall in 1959 by closing part of Burdick Street to auto traffic, although two of the mall's four blocks have been reopened to auto traffic since 1999. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, a large public university, Kalamazoo College, a liberal arts school, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a two-year community college.

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The city of Kalamazoo was the first city in the country to get an outdoor mall. This shopping center operates on two blocks of the Burdick Street. Vehicular traffic is not permitted in this area so pedestrians can shop to their heart’s content. The downtown area is also a pedestrian-friendly zone. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is located here. Kalamazoo is a city that keeps hosting events all year round. Many often travel to Kalamazoo to attend one of these. There are theatre performances, musical concerts, art exhibitions, parties and festive celebrations. Visitors often check out the numerous breweries and distilleries in the city in the evenings. Kalamazoo also has a buzzing nightlife.

 

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Facts and Stats for Kalamazoo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kalamazoo

    Know the pollution level of Kalamazoo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 60 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15 (Very Low)
  • Kalamazoo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kalamazoo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kalamazoo.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.46 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.77 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.92 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kalamazoo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 62.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 22.81 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.88 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.83 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kalamazoo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kalamazoo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.56 USD

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