Kalkaska County

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Kalkaska County, Michigan

PO Box 10
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Phone: (231) 258-3300
Fax: (231) 258-3337
www.kalkaskami.com

In north-central MI, east of Traverse City; established as Wabassee County Apr 1, 1840 from Crawford County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: From an Indian word of uncertain origin and meaning, although some sources suggest that it is from a Chippewa word meaning 'burned over.'

Area (sq mi):: 570.76 (land 561.02; water 9.75) Population per square mile: 30.70
Population 2005: 17,239 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 22.80% Population 2000: 16,571 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,309; median household $36,072; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,350-$18,881
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 28.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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