Kalkaska Township, Michigan

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Kalkaska Township, Michigan
Kalkaska Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Kalkaska Township, Michigan
Kalkaska Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°43′55″N 85°11′33″W / 44.73194°N 85.19250°W / 44.73194; -85.19250Coordinates: 44°43′55″N 85°11′33″W / 44.73194°N 85.19250°W / 44.73194; -85.19250
CountryUnited States
 • Total71.2 sq mi (184.3 km2)
 • Land70.4 sq mi (182.2 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
1,030 ft (314 m)
 • Total4,830
 • Density68.7/sq mi (26.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-42280[1]
GNIS feature ID1626550[2]

Kalkaska Township is a civil township of Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,830 at the 2000 census. It contains the village of Kalkaska, which is the county seat. It is the start of the Iceman bicycle race.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.2 square miles (184 km2), of which 70.3 square miles (182 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (1.15%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,830 people, 1,854 households, and 1,255 families residing in the township. The population density was 68.7 per square mile (26.5/km²). There were 2,220 housing units at an average density of 31.6 per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.89% White, 0.46% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 1,854 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,278, and the median income for a family was $42,054. Males had a median income of $32,403 versus $21,453 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,595. About 10.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kalkaska Township, Michigan