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Welcome to Kalkaska ...

The village of Kalkaska is located in Kalkaska County<1> and is the County Seat for Kalkaska County.

The location of Kalkaska has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kalkaska has a population of 2,083 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kalkaska.

Kalkaska is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Kalkaska lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Kalkaska: (231)

The ZIP code for Kalkaska: 49646<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kalkaska had an population of 2,083 people. This is an increase of 3.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kalkaska had a population of 2,020 people (or 11.78% of the total population of Kalkaska County). This makes Kalkaska the county's most populous community.

The population of Kalkaska represents 0.02% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 249th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,020 people, the population of Kalkaska decreased 9.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,226 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kalkaska.

Communities near Kalkaska ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kalkaska.

  • Elk Rapids [Antrim County]
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    • Elk Rapids [Antrim County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Kalkaska
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,626 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Rapids<7>
  • Mancelona [Antrim County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mancelona
    • Mancelona [Antrim County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Kalkaska
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,375 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mancelona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancelona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mancelona<7>
  • Bellaire [Antrim County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire [Antrim County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Kalkaska
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,068 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<7>
  • Fife Lake [Kalkaska County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife Lake
    • Fife Lake [Kalkaska County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Kalkaska
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fife Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife Lake<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lodi [Kalkaska County]
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      • Lodi [Kalkaska County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Kalkaska
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Barker Creek [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Creek
      • Barker Creek [Kalkaska County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Kalkaska
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Creek
    • Sigma [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigma
      • Sigma [Kalkaska County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Kalkaska
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigma
    • Rapid City [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid City
      • Rapid City [Kalkaska County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Kalkaska
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapid City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<7>
    • South Boardman [Kalkaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boardman
      • South Boardman [Kalkaska County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Kalkaska
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boardman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boardman<7>
    • Tunk [Grand Traverse County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunk
      • Tunk [Grand Traverse County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Kalkaska
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tunk. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kalkaska. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kalkaska.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kalkaska. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kalkaska.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kalkaska. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kalkaska.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kalkaska ...

Looking for more information about Kalkaska? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kalkaska, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kalkaska.

Adding Kalkaska to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kalkaska in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kalkaska was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kalkaska on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kalkaska on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Kalkaska

Communities in Michigan

About Kalkaska County

About Michigan

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kalkaska. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Kalkaska, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kalkaska.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kalkaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Kalkaska). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kalkaska or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kalkaska) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kalkaska. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KalkaskaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kalkaska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7323, Longitude: -85.1781       In this case, the coordinates for Kalkaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

 

 

 

 

 


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