Kalkaska, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 2,062 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 
Males: 1,057  (51.3%)
Females: 1,005  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49646.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,286 (it was $27,891 in 2000)
Kalkaska:

$34,286
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,918 (it was $13,028 in 2000)

Kalkaska village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,647 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Kalkaska:

$100,647
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $96,659; detached houses: $98,598; mobile homes: $53,570

Median gross rent in 2017: $628.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kalkaska: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 94.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Kalkaska, MI (2017)
    • 1,87086.1%White alone
    • 683.1%Asian alone
    • 622.9%Two or more races
    • 602.8%Black alone
    • 572.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 341.6%American Indian alone
    • 190.9%Hispanic

Races in Kalkaska detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Kalkaska, Michigan as of January 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kalkaska is 35 to 1.


Crime rates in Kalkaska by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(45.0)
1
(45.5)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(146.8)
2
(96.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.3)
1
(49.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.9)
2
(90.6)
4
(183.3)
2
(92.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
1
(48.5)
1
(49.0)
2
(97.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(674.5)
9
(409.1)
13
(589.0)
15
(687.4)
11
(508.3)
3
(141.8)
3
(148.7)
1
(49.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.0)
2
(97.9)
1
(48.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
130
(5,845)
135
(6,136)
112
(5,075)
94
(4,308)
89
(4,113)
64
(3,026)
62
(3,072)
43
(2,126)
25
(1,239)
25
(1,226)
41
(1,988)
29
(1,420)
59
(2,888)
21
(1,015)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(179.9)
4
(181.8)
9
(407.8)
1
(45.8)
7
(323.5)
4
(189.1)
2
(99.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(145.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(179.9)
2
(90.9)
1
(45.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.6)
1
(49.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)331.4343.2344.8352.4244.5160.3156.1128.049.658.9100.970.0263.3121.4

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City-data.com crime index in Kalkaska, MI

Crime rate in Kalkaska detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (15.7%), American (12.0%), Irish (11.2%), English (6.6%), Polish (6.6%), French Canadian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1035 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 825 people per square mile   (low).

Kalkaska, Michigan map

74 residents are foreign born

This village:

3.4%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,243 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,134 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (109.5 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (180.8 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (236.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

South Boardman, MI (2.8 miles ),
Rapid City, MI (2.9 miles ),
Manistee Lake, MI (3.0 miles ),
Alden, MI (3.3 miles),
Mancelona, MI (3.6 miles ),
Fife Lake, MI (3.7 miles ),
Elk Rapids, MI (4.0 miles ),
Bellaire, MI (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 85.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,501 (+69.1%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 377 (42.3%)

Area code: 231

Distribution of median household income in Kalkaska, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kalkaska, MI in 2017
Kalkaska satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.5%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +84 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in Kalkaska, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Kalkaska, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Kalkaska, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kalkaska, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Kalkaska-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Kalkaska village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kalkaska-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.6 miles away from Kalkaska center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 293.2 miles away from Kalkaska center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.9 miles away from Kalkaska center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 137.0 miles away from Kalkaska center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 294.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kalkaska County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kalkaska topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kalkaska:

  • KALKASKA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 419 S CORAL)
  • KALKASKA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (419 S CORAL ST)
  • KALKASKA DIALYSIS CENTER (415 - 2ND ST)

Airports located in Kalkaska:

Amtrak station:

KALKASA (2325 U.S. 131 NORTH) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kalkaska:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 20 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 57 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Ferris State University (about 74 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Central Michigan University (about 82 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 89 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 101 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 102 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)

Public high schools in Kalkaska:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kalkaska:

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Library in Kalkaska:

  • KALKASKA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $322,300; Location: 247 SOUTH CEDAR STREET; 32,047 books; 1,433 audio materials; 953 video materials; 50 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kalkaska: Kalkaska Station (A), Kalkaska County Fairgrounds (B), Kaliseum Recreation Complex (C), Kalkaska Historical Museum (D), Kalkaska County Government Center (E), Kalkaska County Library (F), Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office (G), Kalkaska Township Fire Department Station 7 (H), Kalkaska Village Police Department (I), Michigan Department of Natural Resources Kalkaska Field Office (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kalkaska include: New Life Assembly of God Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Church Alive Church of God (C), Peoples Church (D), Kalkaska Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kalkaska County - Family Independence Agency (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 503 North Birch Street), Econo Lodge Kalkaska (Tours & Charters; 703 North Cedar Street (US 131)), American Inn North Country (Tours & Charters; 502 North Cedar Street).

Hotels: American Inn North Country (502 North Cedar Street), Granada Inn Motel (720 North Cedar Street), Econo Lodge (703 North Cedar Street), Econo Lodge Kalkaska (703 North Cedar Street (US 131)).

Birthplace of: Emil Frisk - Professional baseball player.

Kalkaska County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalkaska and their reported violations in the past:

KALKASKA MOOSE LODGE #2348 (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ST MARYS OF THE WOODS-CATHOLIC (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MANISTEE LAKE INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TIMBER WOLF TURF INC. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LOG LAKE CAMPGROUND - 1 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
KALKASKA CO FAIRGROUNDS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
TWIN BIRCH GOLF COURSE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalkaska that have no violations reported:

  • SPENCER CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHERN A-1 SERVICES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDNR-GUERNSEY LAKE CG - PUMP A (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALKASKA COUNTY ROAD COMM (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KALKASKA COUNTY ANNEX - 911 BLDG (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDNR-GUERNSEY LK CAMPGROUND W3 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MDNR-RAPID RIVER TRAIL CAMP W1 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

55.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

9.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Kalkaska in 2010:

  • 55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Kalkaska in 2000:

  • 84 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Kalkaska (2011 data):

  • Northwestern Bank: 112 S Cedar Branch at 112 South Cedar, branch established on 1955/11/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $867.7 mil, Deposits: $784.0 mil, headquarters in Traverse City, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Kalkaska Downtown at 301 South Cedar Street, branch established on 1979/02/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Kalkaska:

Marital status in Kalkaska, MI
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 22.2%

For population 25 years and over in Kalkaska:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kalkaska
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kalkaska, MI (based on Kalkaska County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,80516
Catholic7791
Mainline Protestant3243
Other1622
None14,083-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Kalkaska County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kalkaska County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kalkaska:

47.7%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Kalkaska:

29.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.5%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

16.8%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kalkaska:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kalkaska:

40.8%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Kalkaska:

55.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kalkaska, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 3$10,674$42,6962$2,595
Airports 3$10,674$42,6962$2,595
Streets and Highways 3$10,674$42,6962$2,595
Parks and Recreation 3$10,674$42,6962$2,595
Water Supply 3$10,674$42,6962$2,595
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,445$44,6701$2,631
Other Government Administration 2$7,334$44,00415$1,941
Sewerage 1$4,075$48,9001$1,842
Police - Other 1$2,458$29,4962$841
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,032
Totals for Government 21$74,682$42,67530$21,262

Kalkaska government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $329,000 ($159.55)
    General - Other: $304,000 ($147.43)
    Sewerage: $292,000 ($141.61)
    Police Protection: $249,000 ($120.76)
    Regular Highways: $235,000 ($113.97)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($44.62)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($18.91)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($15.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($11.64)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($10.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $240,000 ($116.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $474,000 ($229.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($5.82)

Kalkaska government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $464,000 ($225.02)
    Other: $7,000 ($3.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($1.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $84,000 ($40.74)
    Rents: $46,000 ($22.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($7.27)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($4.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $933,000 ($452.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $190,000 ($92.14)
    General Local Government Support: $153,000 ($74.20)
  • Tax - Property: $845,000 ($409.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.97)

Kalkaska government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,503,000 ($2668.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,332,000 ($2585.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,000 ($82.93)

Kalkaska government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,646,000 ($1768.19)

7.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Grand Traverse County, MI  1.68% ($30,938 average AGI)
from Antrim County, MI  1.22% ($30,744)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grand Traverse County, MI  1.90% ($30,402 average AGI)
to Antrim County, MI  0.99% ($28,455)
Businesses in Kalkaska, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1GNC1
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry4RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
FedEx1U-Haul2
Ford1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Kalkaska:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGRY (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAYLING, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kalkaska:

  • WKLT (97.5 FM; KALKASKA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WKPK (106.7 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF GAYLORD, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WKHQ-FM (105.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCM (93.5 FM; BOYNE CITY, MI; Owner: WBCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTLI (89.3 FM; BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: COLTRACE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WGRY-FM (100.3 FM; GRAYLING, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEM'S, INC.)
  • WLXT (96.3 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBLW (88.1 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WQON (101.1 FM; ROSCOMMON, MI; Owner: GANNON BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kalkaska:

  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CS (Channel 61; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • W50CD (Channel 50; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Kalkaska fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Kalkaska fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.9mTotal length
  • 8,567Total average daily traffic
  • 599Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,793Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kalkaska)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 129 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kalkaska, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kalkaska)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kalkaska)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Fire incident types in Kalkaska, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kalkaska, MI
Most common first names in Kalkaska, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4673.8 years
William4274.2 years
Robert4164.8 years
Charles3373.9 years
Mary2875.7 years
James2767.2 years
Dorothy2577.4 years
Margaret2480.6 years
George2475.3 years
Edward2273.1 years
Most common last names in Kalkaska, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1875.5 years
Miller1772.3 years
Brown1572.8 years
Smith1170.7 years
Clark1181.2 years
Sieting1078.6 years
Robinson1074.8 years
Anderson1065.9 years
Hall977.1 years
Walters866.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kalkaska, MI
  • 94.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kalkaska, MI
  • 70.4%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Wood


Kalkaska compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Kalkaska on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
There are 20 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gerald J. Sheren (2)
  • Charles E. Dietrich (2)
  • Joseph M. Bose (2)
  • Charles Dietrich (1)
  • Conrad A. Miller (1)
  • Chris Coughlin (1)
  • Denny M. Leedy (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2020.