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Encyclopedia > Kalkaska County, Michigan

Kalkaska County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 16,571. Its county seat is Kalkaska6. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Kalkaska is a village located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,478 km² (571 mi²). 1,453 km² (561 mi²) of it is land and 25 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.71% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,571 people, 6,428 households, and 4,634 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (30/mi²). There are 10,822 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.54% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 6,428 households out of which 31.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 22.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.95. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,072, and the median income for a family is $39,932. Males have a median income of $31,860 versus $20,455 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,309. 10.50% of the population and 8.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.20% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

The first settler in Kalkaska County was an Englishman named William Copeland, who purchased land in the northwest corner of the county in 1855. The county was originally called Wabasee. The name Kalkaska is thought to be a Chippewa word meaning flat or burned-over country. Logging was the first important industry. 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ...


The discovery of substantial deposits of oil and natural gas resulted in the contruction of a processing plant by Shell Oil in 1973 and a major economic boom in the community. A Shell petrol station sign in the UK The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (called Shell Oil in North America), has its headquarters split between the Shell Centre in London, United Kingdom and The Hague, Netherlands. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Cities, villages, and townships

Bear Lake Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Blue Lake Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Boardman Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Clearwater Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Coldsprings Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Excelsior Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Garfield Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Kalkaska Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Kalkaska is a village located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Oliver Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Orange Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,176. ... Rapid River Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ... Springfield Township is a township located in Kalkaska County, Michigan. ...

External links

  • Kalkaska County entry on MIGenWeb
  • Kalkaska County Webpage at InfoMi
  • Kalkaska County Message Boards

Further reading

Kalkaska Genealogical Society: Big Trout, Black Gold: History of Kalkaska County, Michigan. nd.



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Kalkaska County, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Kalkaska County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
The first settler in Kalkaska County was an Englishman named William Copeland, who purchased land in the northwest corner of the county in 1855.
Kalkaska, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (730 words)
Kalkaska is a village located in Kalkaska County, Michigan.
On July 10, 1951, the Kalkaska State Bank was robbed by an armed man, who fled and later attempted to escape on foot through a huge swampy area of the nearby National Forest.
After three days of what was termed the largest manhunt in Northern Michigan history, involving the FBI and local and state authorities, the gunman was captured south of the town.
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