Caledonia, Michigan

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Caledonia, Michigan

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High Points

Caledonia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Caledonia Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Caledonia People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Caledonia Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Caledonia Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Caledonia College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Caledonia Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Caledonia, Michigan

Comparing Caledonia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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Caledonia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Kent
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49316
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.789
Longitude -85.516

Caledonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
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Caledonia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,102 100%
Male 543 49.3%
Female 559 50.7%
Under 18 343 31.1%
18+ 759 68.9%
65+ 111 10.1%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,079 97.9%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.2%

Estimated Caledonia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,278
Growth 176
Growth % 16%

Caledonia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Dutch 21.6%
German 20.9%
English 11.1%
US/American 11%
Irish 4.6%
Polish 4.5%
Italian 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Norwegian 2.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
French Canadian 1.7%
European 1.7%
Swedish 1%
Finnish 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Swiss 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Caledonia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dutton (49316)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Caledonia 1,102 $56,429
East Grand Rapids 10,764 $98,967
Freeport 444 $46,667
Kentwood 45,255 $55,615
Lowell 4,013 $49,145
Middleville 2,721 $46,357
Wayland 3,939 $50,298

Starbucks in Caledonia

(As of 2005)
Meijer-Gaines Twp
1801 Marketplace Dr
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Caledonia High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,040 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

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