Kalkaska County MI Information


Kalkaska County Subdivisions

Kalkaska County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,760
Population in Households 17,622
Population in Familes 14,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 7,166
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,807
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,836 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,330 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,430 (43.1%)
Median Home Value $107,243
Average Home Value $126,024


Median Household Income $40,341
Average Household Income $51,434
Per Capita Income $20,844
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.65%
Households 0.46% 0.6%
Families 0.28% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kalkaska County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalkaska County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 22nd
Population Density1 # 65 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 64 23rd
Median Household Income # 61 28th
Per Capita Income # 70 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.