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Montcalm County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 63,550 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 61,266 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,080
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,433
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,014
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,919 (it was 4,065 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 708 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 90 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Montcalm County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.0%), Construction (13.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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  • Races in Montcalm County, MI (2019)
    • 58,02594.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,3033.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,3132.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1001.8%Two or more races
    • 3740.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2340.4%Asian alone
    • 410.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 240.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 32,663  (51.4%)
Females: 30,887  (48.6%)
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Average household size:
Montcalm County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,559 ($37,218 in 1999)
This county:

$51,559
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $558 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $696)
This county:

$558
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $124,709 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Montcalm:

$124,709
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,237 - $190,057

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $163,291
Here:

$163,291
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,134
Here:

$158,134
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $167,271
Here:

$167,271
State:

$142,994

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,233
Here:

$173,233
State:

$151,948

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,627
Here:

$207,627
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $103,169
Here:

$103,169
State:

$56,186

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,361
Here:

$5,361
State:

$59,482

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 2,914

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 39
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 248
  • Thefts: 394
  • Auto thefts: 47

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 203
  • Thefts: 306
  • Auto thefts: 37
Montcalm County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 258 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 1998: 215 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 1999: 247 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2000: 240 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2001: 206 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2002: 232 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 241 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2004: 275 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 230 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2006: 187 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2008: 69 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2009: 56 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2012: 49 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2014: 63 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2015: 89 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2016: 84 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2017: 132 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2018: 123 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2019: 56 buildings, average cost: $220,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Montcalm, MI residents
Average permit cost in Montcalm, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,580 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,535 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Montcalm, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Montcalm, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Montcalm, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.0%
Montcalm County:

13.0%
Michigan:

13.0%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 80.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.8 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 42.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 37.2 years old, Asian residents: 40.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.0 years old, Other race residents: 30.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montcalm County is $454 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $701 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenville, Howard City, Stanton, Edmore, Carson City, Lakeview, Sheridan, McBride, Pierson.

Montcalm County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Montcalm County: Demott Farms (A), Bebow Dairy Farm (B), Double Eagle Dairy (C), Kridner Farms (D), Church of God Camp (E), Meridian Station (F), Pine River Country Club (G), Just In Time Campground (H), Gratiot Country Club (I), Wheeler Station (J), Leisure Lake Family Campground (K), North Star Station (L), Half Moon Lake Campground (M), Pompeii Station (N), Middleton Station (O), Overbrook Golf Course (P), Bannister Station (Q), Ola Station (R), Forest Hill Station (S), Ithaca Rest Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montcalm County include: East Washington Church (A), Ely Church (B), Emerson Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), Fulton Center Church (E), Fulton Church (F), Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church (G), Immanuel Church (H), Irishtown Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Payne Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Hamilton Cemetery (3), Chapel Gardens Cemetery (4), Collier Cemetery (5), Hayes Road Cemetery (6), Collister Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Madison Lake (A), Peterman Lake (B), Half Moon Lake (C), Rainbow Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Tyman Branch (B), Beaver Drain (C), Ferdon Creek (D), Halterman Creek (E), Honeyoey Creek (F), Brady Creek (G), Otter Creek (H), Shad Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Montcalm County include: West Park (1), Reed Park (2), Lumberjack Park Historical Marker (3), Lumberjack Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Strafford County, New Hampshire , Genesee County, New York , Houston County, Minnesota , Ionia County , Mecosta County , Muskegon County , Shiawassee County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Montcalm, MI
County total employment by year in Montcalm, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Montcalm, MI

Current college students: 1,937
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 851 (56.3% naturalized citizens)

Montcalm County:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1232010 or later
  • 2002000 to 2009
  • 2081990 to 1999
  • 1201980 to 1989
  • 1571970 to 1979
  • 199Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.7%

Montcalm County marital status for males Montcalm County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,908
  • One, attached: 320
  • Two: 591
  • 3 or 4: 520
  • 5 to 9: 582
  • 10 to 19: 309
  • 20 to 49: 465
  • 50 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 4,044
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Montcalm County with a mortgage: 10,943 (162 second mortgage, 854 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,998

Here:

58.8% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montcalm County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,94865
Mainline Protestant5,40423
Catholic5,2588
Other9476
None43,785-
Montcalm County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Montcalm County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Montcalm County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montcalm County:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Montcalm County:

31.2%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Montcalm County:

Average size of farms: 224 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,338
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $433.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.11%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $76,285
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 65.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $98,166
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 40.49%
Corn for grain: 51949 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 16388 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16336 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,267 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 794 acres

Tornado activity:

Montcalm County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 3570204.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/12/1956, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montcalm County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from Montcalm County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.8 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 274.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 364.4 miles away from Montcalm County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 340.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storms And Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: May 29, 1998 to May 31, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1226: June 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 05, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-744: September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: 744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-495: March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: 495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: September 30, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-486: September 30, 1975, FEMA Id: 486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Montcalm County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Montcalm

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,218 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,879 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 55 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 163 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 555 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,356 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Poland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Montcalm County


  • German (21%)
  • American (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • Danish (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Montcalm County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 2,210 people in state prisons
  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 72 people in other group homes
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Montcalm County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 2,492 people in state prisons
  • 241 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 198 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 181 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,155.

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.16% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($34,948 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($8,454 average AGI)
Montcalm County:

1.04%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, MI  2.48% ($43,991 average AGI)
from Ionia County, MI  0.86% ($39,939)
from Gratiot County, MI  0.47% ($33,037)
from Mecosta County, MI  0.44% ($33,090)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.27% ($33,902)
from Isabella County, MI  0.25% ($34,304)
from Ottawa County, MI  0.24% ($51,463)


7.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.05% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($31,866 average AGI)
1.00% relocated to other states ($5,548 average AGI)
Montcalm County:

1.00%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, MI  2.26% ($41,105 average AGI)
to Ionia County, MI  0.87% ($32,985)
to Gratiot County, MI  0.45% ($31,284)
to Mecosta County, MI  0.40% ($45,326)
to Newaygo County, MI  0.33% ($33,581)
to Isabella County, MI  0.31% ($31,943)
to Ottawa County, MI  0.18% ($31,268)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Montcalm County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Montcalm County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Montcalm County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Montcalm County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,247 (8,287 aged, 1,960 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 920 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Montcalm County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,137)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (854)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (624)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (547)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (338)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (329)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (290)
  • Congestive heart failure (258)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (214)
  • Unspecified dementia (193)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,644
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 270
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70,745

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,440
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.6
  • Other - 52.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,550
  • Male householders: 12,349 (3,086 living alone), Female householders: 11,775 (3,231 living alone)
  • 12,519 spouses (12,489 opposite-sex spouses), 1,817 unmarried partners, (1,762 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,592 children (15,749 natural, 623 adopted, 1,219 stepchildren), 1,331 grandchildren, 347 brothers or sisters, 595 parents, 47 foster children, 963 other relatives, 1,503 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,652

Size of family households: 7,995 2-persons, 3,365 3-persons, 2,806 4-persons, 1,283 5-persons, 597 6-persons, 357 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,314 1-person, 1,195 2-persons, 110 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

8,806 married couples with children.
3,695 single-parent households (1,436 men, 2,259 women).

96.1% of residents of Montcalm speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $298,752,000 ($4,695 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,295,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $145,966,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $70,394,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,209,000
Federal grants: $62,040,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,274,000 ($1,980,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,869,000 ($2,247,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,502,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,728,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,556,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,377
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,952
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +106
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,168
Here +18 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Montcalm County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • 7362014 or later
  • 2702010 to 2013
  • 3,4712000 to 2009
  • 5,2451990 to 1999
  • 3,1151980 to 1989
  • 4,1881970 to 1979
  • 2,4991960 to 1969
  • 2,6611950 to 1959
  • 1,6961940 to 1949
  • 4,9311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • 321 room
  • 1222 rooms
  • 5333 rooms
  • 2,1574 rooms
  • 3,7025 rooms
  • 4,1676 rooms
  • 3,2437 rooms
  • 1,9358 rooms
  • 3,0629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • 2201 room
  • 1502 rooms
  • 8743 rooms
  • 1,2744 rooms
  • 9835 rooms
  • 8076 rooms
  • 4607 rooms
  • 2538 rooms
  • 1949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • 32no bedroom
  • 5981 bedroom
  • 4,1762 bedrooms
  • 10,1493 bedrooms
  • 2,9094 bedrooms
  • 1,0695+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montcalm County, Michigan
  • 219no bedroom
  • 1,0181 bedroom
  • 1,9822 bedrooms
  • 1,4463 bedrooms
  • 4584 bedrooms
  • 845+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Montcalm County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Montcalm County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montcalm County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 736no vehicle
  • 4,8461 vehicle
  • 8,0502 vehicles
  • 3,4153 vehicles
  • 1,4694 vehicles
  • 4035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Montcalm County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montcalm County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 756no vehicle
  • 2,5721 vehicle
  • 1,3312 vehicles
  • 4473 vehicles
  • 1084 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

88.4% of Montcalm County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Michigan.

Montcalm County:

88.4%
State average:

86.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 55,088
  • Other state: 7,161
  • Northeast: 1,057
  • Midwest: 2,730
  • South: 1,983
  • West: 1,427
Year householders moved into unit in Montcalm County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montcalm County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.9%Wood
  • 4.4%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.5%Electricity
  • 6.5%Wood
  • 6.3%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 739
Here:

11.5%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 407
Here:

12.1%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 265
Here:

15.2%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Montcalm County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,934,000
    Regular Highways: $1,328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,524,000
    General - Other: $8,882,000
    Health - Other: $8,813,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,688,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,561,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,394,000
    Police Protection: $2,118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,515,000
    Libraries: $863,000
    General Public Buildings: $758,000
    Financial Administration: $663,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $360,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $846,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,315,000
    Other: $1,638,000
    Housing and Community Development: $931,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,661,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,130,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,904,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $901,000
    General Revenue - Other: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000
    Sale of Property: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $101,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,255,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,545,000
    Other License: $156,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,832,000

Montcalm County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,934,000
    Regular Highways: $1,328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,524,000
    General - Other: $8,882,000
    Health - Other: $8,813,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,688,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,561,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,394,000
    Police Protection: $2,118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,515,000
    Libraries: $863,000
    General Public Buildings: $758,000
    Financial Administration: $663,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $360,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $846,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,315,000
    Other: $1,638,000
    Housing and Community Development: $931,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,661,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,130,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,904,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $901,000
    General Revenue - Other: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000
    Sale of Property: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $101,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,255,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,545,000
    Other License: $156,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,832,000

Montcalm County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,934,000
    Regular Highways: $1,328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,524,000
    General - Other: $8,882,000
    Health - Other: $8,813,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,688,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,561,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,394,000
    Police Protection: $2,118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,515,000
    Libraries: $863,000
    General Public Buildings: $758,000
    Financial Administration: $663,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $360,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $846,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,315,000
    Other: $1,638,000
    Housing and Community Development: $931,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,661,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,130,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,904,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $901,000
    General Revenue - Other: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000
    Sale of Property: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $101,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,255,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,545,000
    Other License: $156,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,832,000

Montcalm County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,934,000
    Regular Highways: $1,328,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
    Housing and Community Development: $122,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,524,000
    General - Other: $8,882,000
    Health - Other: $8,813,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,688,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,561,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,394,000
    Police Protection: $2,118,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,515,000
    Libraries: $863,000
    General Public Buildings: $758,000
    Financial Administration: $663,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $360,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $846,000
    Other: $99,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,315,000
    Other: $1,638,000
    Housing and Community Development: $931,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,661,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,435,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,130,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,904,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $901,000
    General Revenue - Other: $313,000
    Interest Earnings: $106,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000
    Sale of Property: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $101,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,597,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,255,000
    Public Welfare: $242,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,545,000
    Other License: $156,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,832,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,463
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,398
  • Number of recipients under 18: 265
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,030
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 168
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 525
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 698
Most common first names in Montcalm County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23374.0 years
William22675.3 years
Robert20172.0 years
Mary17979.6 years
Charles15576.8 years
George14976.1 years
Donald14872.7 years
James14769.4 years
Helen11378.9 years
Richard10768.8 years
Most common last names in Montcalm County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15776.5 years
Hansen14378.9 years
Johnson12778.4 years
Jensen9478.2 years
Miller8373.6 years
Petersen8178.8 years
Christensen7379.1 years
Nelson6478.6 years
Wilson5776.1 years
Anderson5679.1 years
Businesses in Montcalm County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kmart1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture3
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's6
Blockbuster1Meijer1
Burger King2Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel2
Ford1Subway6
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2True Value5
H&R Block2U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS7
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Montcalm County on our top lists:

  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"