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Kalamazoo is a charter township in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Kalamazoo. For links to other places called Kalamazoo, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kalamazoo is 42.311N. The longitude is -85.593W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 21,675.
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17% of Kalamazoo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kalamazoo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kalamazoo was $19,844, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Kalamazoo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kalamazoo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.
Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kalamazoo political report.
The average commute time for Kalamazoo workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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