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Caledonia, Michigan
Village of Caledonia
Looking west along Main Street
Looking west along Main Street
Location within Kent County
Location within Kent County
Caledonia, Michigan is located in Michigan
Caledonia, Michigan
Caledonia, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Caledonia, Michigan is located in the United States
Caledonia, Michigan
Caledonia, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Township Caledonia
Settled 1838
Incorporated 1888
 • Type Village council
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
810 ft (247 m)
 • Total 1,511
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,219.99/sq mi (470.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-12480
GNIS feature ID 0622452

Caledonia is a village in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,511 at the 2010 census The village is located within Caledonia Township about 15 miles (24.1 km) southeast of the city of Grand Rapids.


Caledonia was incorporated as a village in 1888.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which, 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) of it is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.

The Grand Rapids VOR is located in Caledonia, used by aircraft navigating to nearby Gerald R. Ford International Airport.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 340
1890 438 28.8%
1900 427 −2.5%
1910 422 −1.2%
1920 432 2.4%
1930 469 8.6%
1940 467 −0.4%
1950 619 32.5%
1960 739 19.4%
1970 716 −3.1%
1980 722 0.8%
1990 885 22.6%
2000 1,102 24.5%
2010 1,511 37.1%
2019 (est.) 1,636 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,511 people, 529 households, and 392 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,136.1 inhabitants per square mile (438.7/km2). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 412.8 per square mile (159.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 529 households, of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.36.

The median age in the village was 30.7 years. 34.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.


The village of Caledonia is served by Caledonia Community Schools, which also serves a larger area that includes portions of several townships and a small portion of the city of Kentwood. The district contains nine schools, of which three of them—Emmons Lake Elementary School, Kraft Meadows Intermediate School, and Duncan Lake Middle School—are located within the village.

The Caledonia Township Branch of the Kent District Library is located within the village.

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