Climax, Michigan

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Climax is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 791 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Climax Township on the northern boundary with Charleston Township, and is roughly 15 miles (24 km) west of Battle Creek and 10 miles (16 km) east of Kalamazoo. Climax shares a school district with the neighboring town of Scotts.

Almost everything in Climax is located on the main cross streets, Main and Maple. The school, cemetery and Harvester restaurant all lie along South Main St. North Main boasts the relatively new music studio (housed in what used to be an independent hardware store), a convenience store, the village library, park, phone company and post office, the bank, Peace Community Church, a few homes, and the town newspaper: the Climax Crescent [1]. Maple is almost entirely residential, with the exception of the United Methodist Church and Sinclair's Market.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 791 people, 279 households, and 212 families residing in the village. The population density was 769.9 per square mile (296.5/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 283.2/sq mi (109.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.08% White, 0.88% African American, 0.63% Native American, 1.14% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,464, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $27,604 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,658. About 2.8% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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