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Caledonia, Michigan
Village
Location of Caledonia, Michigan
Location of Caledonia, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Area
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,511
 • Estimate (2012) 1,534
 • Density 1,136.1/sq mi (438.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49316
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-12480
GNIS feature ID 0622452

Caledonia is a village in Kent County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,511 at the 2010 census. The village lies mostly within Caledonia Township. The South south west most part of Caledonia lies in Allegan county.

History

Caledonia was incorporated as a village in 1888.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 1,590 5.2%
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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,102 people, 430 households, and 304 families residing in the village. The population density was 816.3 per square mile (315.2/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 332.6 per square mile (128.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.91% White, 0.27% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 430 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,724, and the median income for a family was $56,429. Males had a median income of $45,804 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,386. About 4.7% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


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