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Caledonia is a charter township in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area.
Caledonia's name was inspired by Caledonia, New York.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Caledonia. For links to other places called Caledonia, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Caledonia is 42.813N. The longitude is -85.485W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,964.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Caledonia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49512 ZIP code.
21% of Caledonia residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Caledonia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Caledonia was $25,710, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Caledonia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Caledonia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,210.
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Caledonia political report.
The average commute time for Caledonia workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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