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Climax, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Climax had a population of 809 as of July 1, 2020. Climax ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Climax is located at latitude 42.2384 and longitude -85.335 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Climax encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 965 feet.

The Village of Climax (GNIS ID: 2398580) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Climax is located within Township of Climax, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kalamazoo County.


Climax, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 809 (100%)
Population in Households 809 (100.0%)
Population in Families 691 (85.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 767
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $73,172
Average Household Income $83,238
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $31,972
Wealth Index5 97


Total HU (Housing Units) 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (83.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $166,026
Average Home Value $211,174
Housing Affordability Index3 253


Total Households 296
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 223
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.52% 0.59%
Households 0.54% 0.6%
Families 0.45% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   0.67%


Climax, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Climax to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 475 32nd
Population Density # 420 39th
Median Household Income # 78 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 513 74th
Per Capita Income # 184 74th
Diversity Index # 657 5th

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