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Eastwood is an unincorporated community located in Kalamazoo Charter Township, Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a Census-designated place (CDP) used for statistical purposes and does not have any legal status as an incorporated municipality. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 6,265.
The Eastwood CDP includes an area to the northeast of the city of Kalamazoo and east of the city of Parchment. The area defined as the CDP may not correspond exactly with local understanding of the Eastwood neighborhood. The CDP may include nearby areas that locals would not necessarily identify as Eastwood.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,265 people, 2,572 households, and 1,527 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,209.5/km² (3,139.3/mi²). There are 2,778 housing units at an average density of 536.3/km² (1,392.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 74.96% White, 19.27% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.74% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. 3.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,572 households out of which 30.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% are married couples living together, 14.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $35,763, and the median income for a family is $40,208. Males have a median income of $33,895 versus $24,574 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $17,313. 12.1% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.8% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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