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Oshtemo is a township in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "head waters"
The latitude of Oshtemo is 42.258N. The longitude is -85.677W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,003.
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20% of Oshtemo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oshtemo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oshtemo was $24,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Oshtemo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oshtemo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $452. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,162.
Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oshtemo political report.
The average commute time for Oshtemo workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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