Compare Tax Rates in Kent County

This chart helps residents of Kent County compare property and income tax rates across villages, cities, townships, and school districts. This list is sorted by total tax rate, from highest to lowest (combining both local income tax and total property taxes). Please see the notes at the bottom of this page for details on how we arrive at these numbers.

Note that many municipalities have several school district boundaries within them. You'll notice that some cities, like Grand Rapids, list millage rates for multiple school districts. This is because school district boundaries are different from municipality boundaries and each school district has its own property tax rate.

The assigned Tax Rank is a number from 1 to 93. A rank of 1 means the highest taxes in the county and a rank of 93 means the lowest.


2015 Tax Rate Chart

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Municipality
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Millage Rate
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Property Tax
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Local Income Tax
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Total Tax
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1City of Grand RapidsForest Hills37.5182$2,579.38$775.00$3,354.38
2City of East Grand RapidsEast Grand Rapids47.4045$3,259.06$0.00$3,259.06
3City of Grand RapidsCaledonia35.7182$2,455.63$775.00$3,230.63
4City of Grand RapidsKentwood34.9182$2,400.63$775.00$3,175.63
5City of WyomingGodfrey Lee45.8713$3,153.65$0.00$3,153.65
6City of Grand RapidsGodwin Heights33.5182$2,304.38$775.00$3,079.38
7City of Grand RapidsGrandville33.3182$2,290.63$775.00$3,065.63
8City of Grand RapidsGrand Rapids32.3182$2,221.88$775.00$2,996.88
9Village of Sand LakeTri County Area43.5764$2,995.88$0.00$2,995.88
10City of Grand RapidsKenowa Hills32.2682$2,218.44$775.00$2,993.44
11City of LowellLowell43.3188$2,978.17$0.00$2,978.17
12City of Cedar SpringsCedar Springs42.4178$2,916.22$0.00$2,916.22
13Village of CasnoviaKent City42.1189$2,895.67$0.00$2,895.67
14City of WyomingByron Center40.7537$2,801.82$0.00$2,801.82
15City of WyomingKelloggsville40.0737$2,755.07$0.00$2,755.07
16City of WalkerComstock Park32.5428$2,237.32$516.67$2,753.99
17City of RockfordRockford39.7645$2,733.81$0.00$2,733.81
18City of KentwoodForest Hills39.253$2,698.64$0.00$2,698.64
19City of WyomingWyoming39.0037$2,681.50$0.00$2,681.50
20City of WyomingKentwood38.9537$2,678.07$0.00$2,678.07
21Village of SpartaSparta38.6286$2,655.72$0.00$2,655.72
22Village of Kent CityKent City38.6189$2,655.05$0.00$2,655.05
23City of KentwoodKelloggsville37.773$2,596.89$0.00$2,596.89
24City of WyomingGodwin Heights37.5537$2,581.82$0.00$2,581.82
25City of KentwoodCaledonia37.453$2,574.89$0.00$2,574.89
26City of GrandvilleWyoming37.3964$2,571.00$0.00$2,571.00
27City of WyomingGrandville37.3537$2,568.07$0.00$2,568.07
28City of KentwoodKentwood36.653$2,519.89$0.00$2,519.89
29City of GrandvilleGrandville35.7464$2,457.57$0.00$2,457.57
30Village of CaledoniaCaledonia35.0166$2,407.39$0.00$2,407.39
31City of WalkerGrandville26.7824$1,841.29$516.67$2,357.96
32City of WalkerKenowa Hills25.7324$1,769.10$516.67$2,285.77
33Grand Rapids TownshipEast Grand Rapids33.2449$2,285.59$0.00$2,285.59
34Plainfield TownshipComstock Park33.0368$2,271.28$0.00$2,271.28
35Plainfield TownshipRockford32.1645$2,211.31$0.00$2,211.31
36Cascade TownshipForest Hills31.7008$2,179.43$0.00$2,179.43
37Alpine TownshipComstock Park31.6289$2,174.49$0.00$2,174.49
38Plainfield TownshipNorthview31.6114$2,173.28$0.00$2,173.28
39Ada TownshipNorthview31.0975$2,137.95$0.00$2,137.95
40Grattan TownshipRockford30.9981$2,131.12$0.00$2,131.12
41Cannon TownshipRockford30.9944$2,130.87$0.00$2,130.87
42Ada TownshipForest Hills30.9625$2,128.67$0.00$2,128.67
43Cascade TownshipLowell30.9008$2,124.43$0.00$2,124.43
44Algoma TownshipRockford30.6423$2,106.66$0.00$2,106.66
45Tyrone TownshipKent City30.6189$2,105.05$0.00$2,105.05
46Courtland TownshipRockfod30.5601$2,101.01$0.00$2,101.01
47Bowne TownshipThornapple-Kellogg30.3264$2,084.94$0.00$2,084.94
48Cannon TownshipForest Hills30.3063$2,083.56$0.00$2,083.56
49Ada TownshipLowell30.1625$2,073.67$0.00$2,073.67
50Bowne TownshipLowell29.9564$2,059.50$0.00$2,059.50
51Caledonia TownshipThornapple-Kellogg29.9426$2,058.55$0.00$2,058.55
52Grand Rapids TownshipNorthview29.9109$2,056.37$0.00$2,056.37
53Cascade TownshipCaledonia29.9008$2,055.68$0.00$2,055.68
54Grand Rapids TownshipForest Hills29.7759$2,047.09$0.00$2,047.09
55Oakfield TownshipRockford29.6395$2,037.72$0.00$2,037.72
56Byron TownshipByron Center29.5964$2,034.75$0.00$2,034.75
57Grattan TownshipLowell29.51$2,028.81$0.00$2,028.81
58Cannon TownshipLowell29.5063$2,028.56$0.00$2,028.56
59Spencer TownshipCedar Springs29.2387$2,010.16$0.00$2,010.16
60Algoma TownshipCedar Springs29.1542$2,004.35$0.00$2,004.35
61Nelson TownshipCedar Springs29.1344$2,002.99$0.00$2,002.99
62Sparta TownshipKent City29.0734$1,998.80$0.00$1,998.80
63Courtland TownshipCedar Springs29.072$1,998.70$0.00$1,998.70
64Bowne TownshipCaledonia28.9564$1,990.75$0.00$1,990.75
65Spencer TownshipLakeview28.912$1,987.70$0.00$1,987.70
66Solon TownshipKent City28.6709$1,971.12$0.00$1,971.12
67Caledonia TownshipCaledonia28.5726$1,964.37$0.00$1,964.37
68Gaines TownshipByron Center28.2484$1,942.08$0.00$1,942.08
69Vergennes TownshipLowell28.2436$1,941.75$0.00$1,941.75
70Tyrone TownshipSparta28.1741$1,936.97$0.00$1,936.97
71Lowell TownshipLowell28.1706$1,936.73$0.00$1,936.73
72Oakfield TownshipCedar Springs28.1514$1,935.41$0.00$1,935.41
73Alpine TownshipSparta28.0737$1,930.07$0.00$1,930.07
74Spencer TownshipGreenville28.0736$1,930.06$0.00$1,930.06
75Algoma TownshipSparta27.9594$1,922.21$0.00$1,922.21
76Byron TownshipKentwood27.7964$1,911.00$0.00$1,911.00
77Grattan TownshipBelding27.686$1,903.41$0.00$1,903.41
78Solon TownshipCedar Springs27.4209$1,885.19$0.00$1,885.19
79Gaines TownshipCaledonia27.2484$1,873.33$0.00$1,873.33
80Lowell TownshipCaledonia27.1706$1,867.98$0.00$1,867.98
81Oakfield TownshipGreenville26.9863$1,855.31$0.00$1,855.31
82Bowne TownshipLakewood26.9524$1,852.98$0.00$1,852.98
83Byron TownshipWayland Union26.6913$1,835.03$0.00$1,835.03
84Sparta TownshipSparta26.6286$1,830.72$0.00$1,830.72
85Gaines TownshipKentwood26.4484$1,818.33$0.00$1,818.33
86Oakfield TownshipBelding26.3274$1,810.01$0.00$1,810.01
87Plainfield TownshipKenowa Hills26.2264$1,803.07$0.00$1,803.07
88Byron TownshipGrandville26.1964$1,801.00$0.00$1,801.00
89Alpine TownshipKenowa Hills24.8185$1,706.27$0.00$1,706.27
90Tyrone TownshipGrant24.5972$1,691.06$0.00$1,691.06
91Nelson TownshipTri County Area23.9503$1,646.58$0.00$1,646.58
92Solon TownshipGrant22.6492$1,557.13$0.00$1,557.13
93Solon TownshipTri County Area22.2368$1,528.78$0.00$1,528.78

These are 2014 millage rates retrieved from the State of Michigan. Source data on millage rates is available here. The "Property Tax Bill" amount is derived by using the average value of a home in Kent County, as published by the US Census Bureau. Therefore, all values above are based on a home value of $137,500 with a state taxable value of $68,750.

Income tax estimates are based on US Census Bureau data of average household income in Kent County being $51,667 and the taxes on this page are exclusive of deductions. Only the City of Grand Rapids and the City of Walker have income taxes. If you are a non-resident working in either of these cities, the tax rate is lower.

The reason for using average income and average house price is to give users the ability to compare cost of living the for same family moving in the same price level of house to any part of the county.