Kalkaska Township is a
civil township of Kalkaska
County in the U.S. state of
population was 4,830 at the 2000 census
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 71.2
square miles (184.3 km²), of which, 70.3 square miles
(182.2 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²)
of it (1.15%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 4,830
people, 1,854 households, and 1,255 families residing in the
township. The population density
was 68.7 per square mile (26.5/km²). There were 2,220 housing units
at an average density of 31.6/sq mi (12.2/km²). The racial
makeup of the township was 96.89% White
, 0.46% African American
, 0.06% from other races
, and 1.10% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.81%
of the population.
There were 1,854 households out of which 34.7% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples
living together, 13.1% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families.
26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the
age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45
to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,278, and
the median income for a family was $42,054. Males had a median
income of $32,403 versus $21,453 for females. The per capita income
for the township was
$16,595. About 10.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 18.2%
of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.