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Kalkaska is a township in Kalkaska County, in the Traverse City metro area. [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 44.726N. The longitude is -85.206W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,830.
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25% of Kalkaska residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Kalkaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kalkaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $792.
Kalkaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kalkaska political report.
The average commute time for Kalkaska workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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