Kalkaska County MI Information


Kalkaska County Subdivisions

Kalkaska County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,595
Daytime Population: Workers 5,329
Daytime Population: Residents 9,771
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 17,457
Population in Familes 13,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $42,302
Average Household Income $54,139
Per Capita Income $21,987


Total Housing Units 12,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,768 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,348 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,468 (43.5%)
Median Home Value $107,466
Average Home Value $129,768


Total Households 7,116
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,761
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.23%
Households 0.3% 0.2%
Families 0.1% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.14%


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, 2017 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 Density # 64 23rd
Diversity Index # 67 19th
Median Household Income # 60 29th
Per Capita Income # 72 14th

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