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Kalkaska is a village in Kalkaska County, in the Traverse City metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Kalkaska. For links to other places called Kalkaska, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Kalkaska is 44.734N. The longitude is -85.175W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,250.


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Median household income
Local
$27,891
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kalkaska demographic reports
In the town square is a statue of a giant trout
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • National Trout Festival - April 25-29, 2007
  • Kalkaska County Fair - July 30-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Winterfest - Jan. 20-21, 2007
  • Arts Festival - June 24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kalkaska web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
?There is a statue. Not a confederate general, a Union general, an Indian chief, a bronzed howitzer or a limp tank. It is a trout.
-- Just Before Dark
Jim Harrison

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Kalkaska residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kalkaska ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kalkaska was $13,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Kalkaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kalkaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.


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Libraries in Kalkaska include Kalkaska County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kalkaska include Leader and Kalkaskian

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Kalkaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kalkaska political report.

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The average commute time for Kalkaska workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Kalkaska include Econo Lodge Kalkaska.

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“ ?There is a statue. Not a confederate general, a Union general, an Indian chief, a bronzed howitzer or a limp tank. It is a trout. ”
~ Just Before Dark
Jim Harrison

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