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Kent County, Michigan

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Kent County is a county located in Michigan, United States. As of 2000, the population is 574,335. Its county seat is Grand Rapids. It is named for New York jurist and legal scholar James Kent, who represented Michigan Territory during the Toledo Strip dispute.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,259 km² (872 mi²). 2,217 km² (856 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.84% water.

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Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa.

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Kent County is the fastest growing county in the State of Michigan according to a recent survey, its current population is over 570,000. A slight drop in population occurred in the 1980's but since then the population has seen a strong encouraging growth.

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