Kalkaska County, Michigan Population 2024

18,736

Kalkaska County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 18,736 with a growth rate of 1.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kalkaska County, Michigan is the 65th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 17,146 and has seen a growth of 9.27% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,9662461.25%
202819,7202461.26%
202719,4742461.28%
202619,2282461.3%
202518,9822461.31%
202418,7362461.33%
202318,4902461.35%
202218,2442501.39%
202117,994630.35%
202017,931-53-0.29%
201917,9842101.18%
201817,7741921.09%
201717,5822991.73%
201617,283290.17%
201517,254-120-0.69%
201417,374780.45%
201317,2961921.12%
201217,104-71-0.41%
201117,175290.17%
201017,14600%
199013,4972,54523.24%
198010,9525,680107.74%
19705,27289020.31%
19604,382-215-4.68%
19504,597-562-10.89%
19405,1591,36035.8%
19303,799-1,778-31.88%
19205,577-2,520-31.12%
19108,09796413.51%
19007,1331,97338.24%
18905,1602,22375.69%
18802,9372,513592.69%
1870424-19,542-97.88%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.33% (246)
County Website
Kalkaska County
County Seat
2020 Population
17,931
Area
560 mi²
Density
33 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
4.49% (805)
Founded
1871

Kalkaska County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,81993.78%
Two or more races5523.08%
Black or African American2101.17%
Native American1430.8%
Asian1050.59%
Other race1050.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kalkaska County, Michigan Population by Race

Kalkaska County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Kalkaska County, Michigan Median Age

43.3

Total

43.2

Male

43.4

Female

Kalkaska County, Michigan Adults

There are 14,268 adults, (3,669 of whom are seniors) in Kalkaska County, Michigan.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kalkaska County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female8,81249.14%
Male9,12250.86%

Kalkaska County, Michigan Population by Age

Kalkaska County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3772.4186.213.8
Married3,6533.04937
Non Family2,8091.2881.218.8
Female5843.1970.929.1
Male3313.6681.918.1

2.99

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

86.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kalkaska County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3242.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,1779.06%
High School Graduate4,96738.23%
Some College3,20624.68%
Associates Degree1,0658.2%
Bachelors Degree1,40310.8%
Graduate Degree8506.54%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kalkaska County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kalkaska County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,18010,8182,123
2+ Races33630690
Hispanic23522879
Black20511911
Native American949010
Other Race65585
Asian52400

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 97.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 33.62%.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,720$45,835$31,196
Less Than 9th Grade$26,645$41,375$16,250
High School Graduate$35,918$41,769$29,649
Some College$37,517$50,679$28,431
Bachelors Degree$56,806$63,438$50,286
Graduate Degree$63,587$59,145$63,996

$39,720

Average Earnings

$45,835

Average Male

$31,196

Average Female

Kalkaska County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kalkaska County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kalkaska County, Michigan Language

97.57% of Kalkaska County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Language

Kalkaska County, Michigan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,4292,25213.71%
Hispanic45619642.98%
Black19515378.46%
Multiple552437.79%
Other1052725.71%
Native1432114.69%

14.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.09%

Male Poverty Rate

16.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kalkaska County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kalkaska County, Michigan is Black, with 78.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kalkaska County, Michigan is Multiple, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.16%.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.05%
High School12.65%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%

Kalkaska County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.84%
Female Unemployed38.03%
Female Employed10.09%
Male Employed6.62%

Kalkaska County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kalkaska County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,380$73,664
Families$70,691$87,777
Married Families$79,609$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,302$47,570

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kalkaska County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kalkaska County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kalkaska County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kalkaska County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,550

Number of Veterans

1,403

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam708
First Gulf War229
Second Gulf War203
Korea83
World War II24

Kalkaska County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74509
75+374
55 to 64310
35 to 54236
18 to 34121

Kalkaska County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,50911.29%
2+ Races236.01%
Native American1716.04%
Hispanic41.4%
Asian11%

Kalkaska County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Kalkaska County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kalkaska County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kalkaska County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kalkaska County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kalkaska County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.78%

Born in Kalkaska County, Michigan

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Kalkaska County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 82.78% having been born in Michigan. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Place of Birth

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