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Calhoun County, Michigan

Calhoun County, Michigan
Logo of Calhoun County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the United States highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded established 1829
organized 1833[1]
Named for John C. Calhoun
Seat Marshall
Largest city Battle Creek
 • Total 718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land 706 sq mi (1,829 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 1.7%
 • (2010) 136,146
 • Density 193/sq mi (75/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Website .org.calhouncountymiwww

Calhoun County is a

  • Calhoun Intermediate School District
  • "Bibliography on Calhoun County".  
  • Calhoun County courts
  • Calhoun County government
  • Michigan Historical Markers including text and photographs
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • National Register of Historic - unofficial website
  • Calhoun County, Michigan History and Genealogy

External links

  1. ^ a b "Bibliography on Calhoun County".  
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Peirce, Henry B. (2005) [1877]. "Chapter VII". History of Calhoun county, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 18. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "American Factfinder".  
  12. ^ "Michigan Historical Markers". 


See also

There are 83 recognized Michigan historical markers in the county.[12]

Historical markers


Unincorporated communities




(information as of October 2015)

Elected officials

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.


The 2010 American Community Survey 1-year estimate[11] indicates the median income for a household in the county was $42,921 and the median income for a family was $49,964. Males had a median income of $25,712 versus $18,298 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,661. About 11.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under the age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.2% under age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

There were 54,016 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were husband and wife families, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.8% were non-families, and 28.8% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

The 2010 United States Census[11] indicates Calhoun County had a 2010 population of 136,146. This is a decrease of -1,839 people from the 2000 United States Census. Overall, the county had a -1.3% growth rate during this ten-year period. In 2010 there were 54,016 households and 35,220 families in the county. The population density was 192.8 per square mile (74.4 square kilometers). There were 61,042 housing units at an average density of 86.4 per square mile (33.4 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 79.8% White, 10.7% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races.


Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service to the county in both Battle Creek and Albion. Indian Trails equally provides intercity bus service with a stop in Battle Creek.


Amtrak provides passenger rail service to the county in Battle Creek and Albion.


Major highways


Adjacent counties

Geographic features

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 706 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (1.7%) is water.[5]



  • Geography 1
    • Geographic features 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Transportation 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Rail 2.2
    • Bus 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
    • Elected officials 4.1
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Villages 5.2
    • Unincorporated communities 5.3
    • Townships 5.4
  • Historical markers 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Calhoun County comprises the Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek-Portage, MI Combined Statistical Area.


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