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.


2017 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 Hills38.589$2,652.99$820.10$3,473.09
2City of East Grand RapidsEast Grand Rapids49.5561$3,406.98$0.00$3,406.98
3City of WyomingGodfrey Lee48.9074$3,362.38$0.00$3,362.38
4City of Grand RapidsCaledonia36.989$2,542.99$820.10$3,363.09
5City of Grand RapidsKentwood35.839$2,463.93$820.10$3,284.03
6City of Grand RapidsGodwin Heights35.109$2,413.74$820.10$3,233.84
7City of Grand RapidsGrandville34.589$2,377.99$820.10$3,198.09
8City of Grand RapidsKenowa Hills34.399$2,364.93$820.10$3,185.03
9City of Grand RapidsGrand Rapids34.239$2,353.93$820.10$3,174.03
10City of LowellLowell44.7071$3,073.61$0.00$3,073.61
11Village of Sand LakeTri County Area44.0347$3,027.39$0.00$3,027.39
12Village of CasnoviaKent City43.9986$3,024.90$0.00$3,024.90
13City of Cedar SpringsCedar Springs43.8334$3,013.55$0.00$3,013.55
14City of RockfordRockford43.1463$2,966.31$0.00$2,966.31
15City of WyomingByron Center42.3468$2,911.34$0.00$2,911.34
16City of WalkerComstock Park34.5235$2,373.49$546.73$2,920.22
17City of WyomingKelloggsville41.6798$2,865.49$0.00$2,865.49
18Village of SpartaSparta41.3715$2,844.29$0.00$2,844.29
19City of WyomingWyoming40.5049$2,784.71$0.00$2,784.71
20Village of Kent CityKent City40.4986$2,784.28$0.00$2,784.28
21City of KentwoodForest Hills40.4472$2,780.75$0.00$2,780.75
22City of WyomingKentwood40.2098$2,764.42$0.00$2,764.42
23City of WyomingGodwin Heights39.4798$2,714.24$0.00$2,714.24
24City of KentwoodKelloggsville39.1672$2,692.75$0.00$2,692.75
25City of WyomingGrandville38.9598$2,678.49$0.00$2,678.49
26City of GrandvilleWyoming38.6857$2,659.64$0.00$2,659.64
27City of KentwoodCaledonia38.6857$2,659.64$0.00$2,659.64
28Village of CaledoniaCaledonia38.1427$2,622.31$0.00$2,622.31
29City of KentwoodKentwood37.6972$2,591.68$0.00$2,591.68
30City of GrandvilleGrandville37.1406$2,553.42$0.00$2,553.42
31Plainfield TownshipComstock Park35.922$2,469.64$0.00$2,469.64
32City of WalkerGrandville28.1766$1,937.14$546.73$2,483.87
33City of WalkerKenowa Hills27.9866$1,924.08$546.73$2,470.81
34Plainfield TownshipRockford34.444$2,368.03$0.00$2,368.03
35Grand Rapids TownshipEast Grand Rapids34.0778$2,342.85$0.00$2,342.85
36Alpine TownshipComstock Park33.6185$2,311.27$0.00$2,311.27
37Plainfield TownshipNorthview33.2078$2,283.04$0.00$2,283.04
38Cascade TownshipForest Hills32.9018$2,262.00$0.00$2,262.00
39Cannon TownshipRockford32.5986$2,241.15$0.00$2,241.15
40Tyrone TownshipKent City32.4986$2,234.28$0.00$2,234.28
41Grattan TownshipRockford32.4278$2,229.41$0.00$2,229.41
42Cascade TownshipLowell32.2892$2,219.88$0.00$2,219.88
43Ada TownshipForest Hills32.2157$2,214.83$0.00$2,214.83
44Algoma TownshipRockford31.9876$2,199.15$0.00$2,199.15
45Courtland TownshipRockfod31.9018$2,193.25$0.00$2,193.25
46Ada TownshipNorthview31.8484$2,189.58$0.00$2,189.58
47Cannon TownshipForest Hills31.7297$2,181.42$0.00$2,181.42
48Bowne TownshipThornapple-Kellogg31.6335$2,174.80$0.00$2,174.80
49Ada TownshipLowell31.6031$2,172.71$0.00$2,172.71
50Caledonia TownshipThornapple-Kellogg31.5713$2,170.53$0.00$2,170.53
51Oakfield TownshipRockford31.514$2,166.59$0.00$2,166.59
52Tyrone TownshipSparta31.4065$2,159.20$0.00$2,159.20
53Cascade TownshipCaledonia31.3018$2,152.00$0.00$2,152.00
54Bowne TownshipLowell31.2843$2,150.80$0.00$2,150.80
55Cannon TownshipLowell31.1171$2,139.30$0.00$2,139.30
56Byron TownshipByron Center30.9844$2,130.18$0.00$2,130.18
57Grand Rapids TownshipForest Hills30.9769$2,129.66$0.00$2,129.66
58Grattan TownshipLowell30.9463$2,127.56$0.00$2,127.56
59Spencer TownshipCedar Springs30.881$2,123.07$0.00$2,123.07
60Alpine TownshipSparta30.8189$2,118.80$0.00$2,118.80
61Algoma TownshipSparta30.6687$2,108.47$0.00$2,108.47
62Grand Rapids TownshipNorthview30.6096$2,104.41$0.00$2,104.41
63Nelson TownshipCedar Springs30.5234$2,098.48$0.00$2,098.48
64Algoma TownshipCedar Springs30.5107$2,097.61$0.00$2,097.61
65Sparta TownshipKent City30.4636$2,094.37$0.00$2,094.37
66Courtland TownshipCedar Springs30.4249$2,091.71$0.00$2,091.71
67Bowne TownshipCaledonia30.2609$2,080.44$0.00$2,080.44
68Caledonia TownshipCaledonia30.1987$2,076.16$0.00$2,076.16
69Solon TownshipKent City30.0518$2,066.06$0.00$2,066.06
70Oakfield TownshipCedar Springs30.0371$2,065.05$0.00$2,065.05
71Gaines TownshipByron Center29.6237$2,036.63$0.00$2,036.63
72Vergennes TownshipLowell29.6182$2,036.25$0.00$2,036.25
73Lowell TownshipLowell29.5436$2,031.12$0.00$2,031.12
74Spencer TownshipLakeview29.4736$2,026.31$0.00$2,026.31
75Plainfield TownshipKenowa Hills29.3851$2,020.23$0.00$2,020.23
76Sparta TownshipSparta29.3715$2,019.29$0.00$2,019.29
77Byron TownshipWayland Union28.8689$1,984.74$0.00$1,984.74
78Byron TownshipKentwood28.8474$1,983.26$0.00$1,983.26
79Solon TownshipCedar Springs28.8017$1,980.12$0.00$1,980.12
80Gaines TownshipCaledonia28.6367$1,968.77$0.00$1,968.77
81Lowell TownshipCaledonia28.5562$1,963.24$0.00$1,963.24
82Grattan TownshipBelding28.383$1,951.33$0.00$1,951.33
83Spencer TownshipGreenville27.8352$1,913.67$0.00$1,913.67
84Bowne TownshipLakewood27.6863$1,903.43$0.00$1,903.43
85Byron TownshipGrandville27.5974$1,897.32$0.00$1,897.32
86Gaines TownshipKentwood27.4867$1,889.71$0.00$1,889.71
87Oakfield TownshipBelding27.4692$1,888.51$0.00$1,888.51
88Alpine TownshipKenowa Hills27.0789$1,861.67$0.00$1,861.67
89Oakfield TownshipGreenville26.9913$1,855.65$0.00$1,855.65
90Nelson TownshipTri County Area25.8586$1,777.78$0.00$1,777.78
91Tyrone TownshipGrant25.4234$1,747.86$0.00$1,747.86
92Solon TownshipTri County Area24.1369$1,659.41$0.00$1,659.41
93Solon TownshipGrant22.9766$1,579.64$0.00$1,579.64

These are 2017 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 $144,300 with a state taxable value of $72,150.

Income tax estimates are based on US Census Bureau data of average household income in Kent County being $54,673 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.