Kalkaska is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,038 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kalkaska is the 352nd largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some villages, Kalkaska isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kalkaska are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kalkaska is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kalkaska who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), food service (8.75%), and sales jobs (8.18%).
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kalkaska has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kalkaska has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kalkaska than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kalkaska may be for you.
The population of Kalkaska has a very low overall level of education: only 8.37% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Kalkaska in 2010 was $15,766, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,064 for a family of four.
The people who call Kalkaska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kalkaska residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kalkaska include Irish, English, Polish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Kalkaska is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and African languages.