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Kalamazoo is a city in Kalamazoo County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Indian term for "reflecting river" or "mirage."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Kalamazoo. For links to other places called Kalamazoo, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Kalamazoo is 42.291N. The longitude is -85.587W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 75,312.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kalamazoo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalamazoo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49007 ZIP code.
17% of Kalamazoo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kalamazoo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kalamazoo was $16,897, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Kalamazoo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Kalamazoo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $476. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $782.
Libraries in Kalamazoo include Alma Powell Branch Library, Eastwood Branch Library, Kalamazoo Public Library, Oshtemo Branch Library, Washington Square Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kalamazoo include Kalamazoo Gazette
TV stations in Kalamazoo include WGVK, WLLA, WWMT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMUK.
Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kalamazoo political report.
The average commute time for Kalamazoo workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kalamazoo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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