Montcalm County, Michigan

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Montcalm County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Montcalm County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of USA MI
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1831
Seat Stanton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

708 sq mi (1,834 km²)

13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.79%
 - (2000)
 - Density

85/sq mi (33/km²)

Montcalm County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, its population was 61,266. The county seat is Stanton6. The county is named for Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander in the French and Indian War.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,867 km² (721 sq mi). 1,834 km² (708 sq mi) of it is land and 34 km² (13 sq mi) of it (1.79%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,266 people, 22,079 households, and 16,183 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (86/sq mi). There were 25,900 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.83% White, 2.17% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.4% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 22,079 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,218, and the median income for a family was $42,823. Males had a median income of $32,635 versus $23,645 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,183. About 7.40% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government Edit

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.

Montcalm County elected officials Edit

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°19′N 85°09′W / 43.31, -85.15

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