Kalamo Township, Michigan
|Kalamo Township, Michigan|
|• Total||36.8 sq mi (95.2 km2)|
|• Land||36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||935 ft (285 m)|
|• Density||47.5/sq mi (18.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626549|
- Carlisle is a historic locale in the township at the junction of Carlisle Highway and Lacey Lake Road at  Charles T. Moffat (sometimes recorded at "Moffit") built a large frame saw-mill in 1837. After the mill came into the ownership of Oliver A. Hyde, the place became known as "Hyde's Mills". A post office named Carlisle was established in 1843 and operated until 1903. .
- Elmira is a historic locale in the township along Ionia Road about three miles south of M-79 at . A post office operated here from 1855 until 1871.
- Kalamo is a small unincorporated community in the township along Ionia Road about two miles south of M-79 at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which, 36.6 square miles (95 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.33%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,742 people, 622 households, and 488 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.5 per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 648 housing units at an average density of 17.7 per square mile (6.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.53% White, 0.86% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 622 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $46,927, and the median income for a family was $50,208. Males had a median income of $37,981 versus $26,818 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,934. About 3.7% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kalamo Township, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carlisle, Michigan
- Durant, Samuel W. (2005) . "Kalamo". History of Ingham and Eaton counties, Michigan, with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 485–492. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elmira, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kalamo, Michigan